It is estimated that nearly a third of the population in the UK doesn’t get enough sleep. This can lead to all sorts of health issues, such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes, not to mention to affect it can have on your concentration and memory.
If you’re finding that your body clock is all out of whack and making it hard for you to sleep, here are several ways that you can remedy it.
Keep a schedule
It might sound super boring but going to bed and getting up at the same time every day has a huge impact on your internal body clock. By letting your body know that it’s time to go to bed and time to wake up, your body will naturally start to fall into the pattern itself. The downside is that you need to keep this up at the weekends, as well!
Electronics can interfere with our natural rhythm as the blue light that they emit tricks our bodies into thinking that it’s still daytime. Limit your exposure to electronic devices for up to two hours before bed so that your body can get into the zone!
Get some light
Ok, so it’s important to limit your exposure to light in the evening but during the day it’s a good idea to get outside and get as much natural light as possible. This helps the body understand that it’s time to be awake and this helps to kick start your body clock. If you can’t get sunlight, try to put yourself in front of short-wave blue light instead.
Limit food intake
During your “sleep hours”, say from 9pm – 9am, try to avoid eating food. Studies have shown that consuming food in the night makes the body think that it needs to stay awake to eat.
Diet plays a huge role in our sleep patterns. Avoid eating foods high in sugar or caffeine before bed, instead, stick to sleep-inducing foods such as bananas and cherry juice. These foods are high in tryptophan and will help you to nod off when you go to bed.
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