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6 life hacks you don’t know you need to tackle insomnia

December 31, 2021

Urbanites are no stranger to stress, and most spend way too much time on their phone; these will take a toll on their mental well-being, which can lead to dire results including easily awakened at night and find it hard to fall asleep, thus lowering the quality of sleep and affecting their mental health and immune system in the long run. Relying on medication is never the ideal remedy, so here are a few hacks you can try to tackle insomnia!

Stick to a bedtime routine

Being able to take a nap might be considered a luxury among wage earners, but naps are not really that good for your health—they mess with your body’s biological clock! Stick to your bedtime routine on weekdays and weekends to ensure you develop a healthy sleeping schedule.

Workout more

You don’t need anyone to tell you doing exercises is good for your health, but we have to say it anyway: According to multiple studies, those who suffer from frequent insomnia significantly improved their sleeping quality after doing aerobic exercises four times a week. Keep in mind not to work out right before bedtime; allow yourself to cool down a couple of hours before heading to bed for a good night’s sleep!

Limit your caffeine intake 

Need a cuppa to start your day right? Make sure you get your daily caffeine fix like coffee, coke, and tea before noon. Here’s another pro-tip: make sure you have dinner a few hours before bed, and be sure to stop yourself from eating too much and too spicy! 

Stay away from electronics before bedtime 

Studies reveal that if you use electronic devices like computers, video games, or cellphone one hour before bed, the blue light they emit will keep your mind in an active and engaged state, making it hard to fall asleep. Want better sleep? Try putting away all electronic devices a few hours before bed and calm your mind! 

Keep your surroundings dark 

If the feeble light emitted from our phone and computer is bright enough to have a negative impact on our sleep, imagine how poor the quality of your sleep will be if you sleep with the lights on. Since darkness boosts the production of melatonin, an essential hormone for sleep, it’s time to overcome your fear of darkness, and embrace it with open arms to sleep soundly! 

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