Have you been sleeping right?

We all know that eight hours of sleep is optimum – every parent, doctor, and
school teacher will tell you the same. So when you have had that 480 minutes of
sleep, of course, you would expect to wake up feeling refreshed.

Some people, however, don’t & if you are one of them, we are here to help you.
In a recent survey, 9 out of 10 people reported that they didn’t wake up feeling
fully recuperated in the morning. In the same survey, 1 in 3 people aged between
35 and 40 claimed that they struggle to get ‘enough’ sleep to feel refreshed in the
morning.

What can be the reason? Maybe poor sleep hygiene.
On average, it takes between 10 and 20 minutes for most people to fall asleep. If it
takes you any longer than that then you probably need to cut down on your caffeine
intake in a day.

The morning grogginess that many of us feel after we wake up takes up to four
hours to fade and it can be even worse if you don’t sleep soundly.

If you find yourself afflicted by these symptoms, your sleep hygiene definitely
needs fixing-
-Forgetfulness
-Fatigue
-Mood Swings
-Stress
-Inability to focus
If these symptoms are bad enough, wait till you hear about the consequences
If you don’t fix it, you may find yourself at risk of:
-Heart disease
-Respiratory disorders
-Weight gain

But don’t worry, fixing your sleep hygiene is not rocket science, just a few minor
changes in your lifestyle and you will start feeling better.

Here’s what you need to do

Train your brain
Make sure you spend sufficient time in natural light during the day. Exposing
yourself to sunlight will help in strengthening your sleep-wake cycle by letting
your brain and body know when it’s time to be awake and time to be asleep.
Sleep on-time, every time

Get into a habit of going to bed at the same time every day and stick to it.
Give your brain a breather

Ideally, you need to give your brain a break for an hour before closing your eyes.
So, switch off your laptop and put down your phone at least an hour before your
bedtime.

Puff…puff…snooze
Is your bedroom adequately ventilated? Ensure you’ve enough oxygen in your
bloodstream to guarantee a good night’s sleep. Top up your oxygen levels as you
near the end of your day with gO2 therapy.

Science says that you will spend 1⁄3 your life sleeping. You have to ensure that it
doesn’t have any negative impacts on the remaining 2⁄3.
The choice is yours. The choice is clear.

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