Underestimating the need for sufficient sleep is a big mistake. According to researchers, sleep is more important than any other vital activity performed by our body. So it is even more important than food, hydration and physical activity. It is directly related to the functioning of our receptors throughout the body. If we don't get a good night's sleep, we risk being and looking tired. More important than how many hours we sleep, there is where we sleep, our dinner ritual and other details that we often overlook. Here are some things to put into practice to sleep differently today:
1. Create a biological clock
By going to bed at the same time every night, the body gradually learns that this is the time when it should rest. By making it a habit for the organism, you will find it easier to sleep and you will eliminate one of the main problems that insomniacs experience.
2. Away from the smartphone
All technological devices should be put away at least one hour before you lie down to sleep. The artificial light of smart devices not only delays sleep, but can also take it away from you.
3. The ideal temperature for sleeping is 18 ° C
In the winter period, everyone thinks that a warmer room is better for getting comfortable and sleeping. In fact, high temperature reduces the amount of oxygen in the air and can lead to poor, interrupted sleep and bad dreams.
4. Physical activity
This is a very good way to consume the body's energies, making our organism seek rest. A little activity during dinner, or just before bed helps to get a good night's sleep.
5. A shower helps
The normal core body temperature is 37 degrees Celsius. It has always been thought that by raising the body temperature by taking a warm shower, the body feels sleepy. In fact, it's the coolness that occurs after you get out of the shower that helps you sleep. Only recently has it been understood that it is the decrease in body temperature that affects us falling asleep. If you have trouble sleeping, try taking a shower an hour before bedtime.
6. Prepare the environment
The environment where we sleep is very important in the quality of sleep. Before going to bed, turn off the lights, lower the blinds and close the curtains. Eliminate distracting noises and light a scented candle to relax. You can also try reading a book. The bedroom should be quiet and friendly in order to sleep.
7. The pillow
Make sure your pillow is new and provides good support. The best time to change it is every two years. If you suffer from neck problems you should choose a material that minimizes your contractions, ensuring you a restful sleep.