- Minimize exposure to bright light 2-3 hours before your sleep. Bright light from light bulbs or electronic devices can alter the production of melatonin, a sleep hormone that promotes restful sleeping.
- Avoid eating 3 hours before your sleep. Late dinner or supper prolongs the digestion process in our body thus preventing optimum sleep.
- Sleeps at regular time. Our body prefers to run on consistent habit. Sleeping at a set time daily helps our body to regulate predictable and routine function.
- Avoid alcohol or caffeine late in the day. Alcohol and caffeine can severely disrupt our sleep process, causing restlessness.
- Keep your room to a cool temperature. Our body sleeps best at a cooler temperature of around 18-20 degree celcius.
We spend a third of our life sleeping. Sleep is a body function that we often take for granted. There are irrefutable evidences that attribute the lack of quality sleep to everything from cancer, cardiovascular diseases, accelerate ageing and chronic pain.
Our modern lifestyle has taken a toll on the quality of our sleep. Sleep issue is a pandemic that should be taken seriously. Here are some simple tips that you can implement to help improve the quality of your sleep.
Our sleep is an important restive state that is often taken for granted. Have a go with these 5 simple tips for better sleeps!
By Dr Jackson Yee (BSc, BChiro)