Which Pre-Sleeping Habits Do You Have
Yes, really, which pre-sleeping habits do you have? Do you shower, or take a long and relaxation seance in you bath tub?
…Or you skip all hygiene habits and dive directly into bed, swimming on your bed sheets? I hope you are not one of those
Everybody has its own habits that is practicing before going to bed, and these are most common among people, and we bet you have some of them as well…
What Health Moves You Should Have
Well, there are many, but here are few of them that are advised from professionals. Good sleeping habits can surely lead you to more restful nights.
1.Clean Teeth And Mouthwash
You would be surprised if I tell you how many out there are not practicing good oral hygiene. Washing teeth? Rare as possible, and not to mention skipping it before going to bed.
This is really nasty habit to have because you are jeopardizing your good oral health and not to mention the overall one. You can make yourself really sick and harm your heart from any untreated bacteria in your mouth.
Going to a dentist on a regular check up is something you must do and not to avoid it at any cost. Yes, going to a dental office can be extremely expensive, but if you don’t practice good oral hygiene, you will lose it, and your savings too.
Flossing and using mouthwash are few additional steps in preserving your impeccable oral health. So don’t avoid them please!
2.Do You Go To Bed At Same Time
Do you? If not, you will disturb some of you inner processes that are taking place while you sleep. If you want to have long term health, note that it depends on regeneration that occurs during your deep sleep.
During sleep state, hormones are stimulating important inner body functions such as liver cleansing, tissue regeneration, muscle building, normalization of blood sugar levels and even breakdown of fat stores.
If you skip normal body regenerative cycles and you go to bed to a different time each night, you will confuse your body and skip crucial inner healing processes, which I suppose you wouldn’t like to happen!
By going to bed and waking up at the same time, you are training your body to start its healing processes on its own time which are best for your body.
3.What Snacking Habits Do You Have
Sugary, starchy, fried and greasy foods are bad combos before going to bed, and you’ll want to stay away from them at night.
Why to avoid these? Because starches and sugars will make your insulin levels higher, leading you to having a restless sleep. And not mention the fat that will store in your body since you are not active to burn it out.
If you want to snack something before going to bed, at least do some proteins, fiber and healthy fat. They will promote satiety coming from tryptophan which aids in having better sleep and better mood.
If you eat fried or fatty foods before going to sleep, it can lead to bloating, causing you restless sleep. Also avoid fermented foods because they might cause gas and bloating too.
What to change? Replace starch food with some Greek yogurt, handful of roasted or raw almonds, hummus and veggies, or a hard-boiled egg.
They will make you feel full and happy.
4.Probiotics Before Sleeping
Having a good gut health is necessary if you want to avoid related diseases such as cancer, depression, obesity and many more.
If you want to take probiotics, it is suggested to be taken at night. They work best not be taken with any food in order not to interfere with digestive enzymes. Taking them right before bed seems to be an optimal time for their complete benefits to emerge.
5.Have You Considered Taking Magnesium And Calcium
Taking magnesium at night and right before bed can promote your sleep. It will relax your muscles and calm your body, resulting of having good night sleep.
You’ll feel restless and more relaxed. You should give it a try for some period of time and see if you have any changes in the quality of your sleep.
Calcium and magnesium are “brothers in arms” in getting you to a better sleep. At night, your body uses calcium to help to relax your muscles and promotes a better night sleep by helping your nervous system to “cool off”.
This combination of supplements will give you great benefits for your overall health, by giving you possibility of having a good night sleep.
6.Balancing Your pH Level
Having a good pH balance is necessary to keep your body acidity levels low. It literally means to take off some built toxins from any food or drink ingested.
There are many ways to balance your pH, and practicing drinking of warm lemon water is just one way of many.
Having a glass of lemon water before going to bed will help create alkalinity in your body and ditch everything that is damaging it.
You can practice this at mornings too, as it will give you the same effect. Try it for sometime and see what happens!
7.No Alcohol, Please!
As alcohol is full of sugars, you definitely want to avoid it if you want to have restful night. At first, alcohol may seem to help you to fall asleep, but it wont allow you of having a restful sleep.
There are studies that have shown that alcohol can disrupt neurotransmitters in the brain, which are main regulators for sleep cycles like REM which is your deep sleep cycle.
Good Sleeping Habits Before Going To Bed…
You should do your night hygiene routine which will promote better sleep like:
- Taking a hot shower or soothing bath to calm your body
- Dimming the lights in the bedroom and create calm atmosphere, making your bedroom oasis of sleep
- Doing some relaxing activities like stretching
- Reading some book or a magazine to calm
…and finally SNOOZE!
Well, I have elaborated a few pre-sleeping habits people have and you can share some of your bed time routines and say which one works best for you!
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