Seemingly Innocent Bedtime Habits

Yogurt. Look for yoghurts with life and active cultures printed on the label, such as Greek yoghurt. These cultures must stimulate your immune system to aid in the detection of illnesses. Choose plain yoghurt over pre-flavored and sugar-laden varieties. You can sweeten plain yoghurt with fresh fruits and honey. Yogurt can also be a good source of vitamin D, so look for types that are vitamin D fortified. Vitamin D is thought to assist regulate the immune system and strengthen the body’s natural defences against illnesses.

1. Drinking water.

So why do they keep telling you to drink more water? It will make you healthier. That is correct. Your body needs to be hydrated during the day, but one hour before bed, cease watering it. Otherwise, you’ll have to make one or possibly two trips to the bathroom, which will disrupt your sleep. Furthermore, most people have difficulty falling back asleep after waking up in the middle of the night.

2. Bright alarm fire.

Avoid gimmicky alarm clocks that sparkle like diamonds in the sky. The alarm clock should be loud, not brilliant, in order to wake you up. Modern illuminated alarm clocks appear nice and help to adorn your room, but their light is bad for your sleep. Your brain requires darkness to totally recharge. That is why you should provide simple alarm clocks on a regular basis.

3. Eating heavily before sleep.

Almost no one is unaware that eating a lot before going to bed can create nightmares. But it’s not only about the amount of the meals; it’s also about when you eat them. By eating heavier dishes for dinner, you urge your brain to be more active. As a result, they can cause intense nightmares at night. A big dinner also upsets your digestive system, increases weight gain, and creates stomach troubles. On the other hand, even if your dinner is light, eating immediately before bed is a bad idea. Your body will still struggle to digest whatever you fed it. Try not to eat anything two to three hours before bedtime, and if the gnawing feeling of hunger doesn’t let you fall asleep, choose to eat fruit.

4. Exercising.

Just like drinking water, exercising is a healthy and effective way to keep your body fit, but not before going to bed. Quite the opposite. Any rigorous physical activity late at night will negatively affect your sleep. Try to exercise at least four hours before going to bed. And if you need to relieve stress after a work day, opt for a short stroll rather than running on a treadmill or going for a long evening walk.

5. Playing with Gadgets.

Reduce your screen time before bedtime. Not only do devices overstimulate your brain, making it restless. However, their screens do not contain the dreaded Blue Light. This light suppresses your body’s sleep hormone, melatonin, and affects your internal clock. As a result, your brain does not believe it is time to sleep. Hello, insomnia. To circumvent this issue, you can wear special glasses that block blue light or use a specific night mode on your devices. However, the ideal option is to turn off all handheld screens an hour before going to bed.

6. Napping.

Nothing isn’t entirely normal and often healthy routine. But if your naps are regular and lasts longer than half an hour, they can mess up your sleep at night. Statistically, people who like having naps during the day often have sleep disorders like sleep apnea and insomnia. So, unless you need it really bad before, would napping in the afternoon. And if you do, it’ll make it longer than 10 minutes. This is enough time for your body to recharge.

7. Uncomfortable mattress.

By purchasing a high-quality mattress, you are essentially investing in your bright and healthy future. Such mattresses are normally very expensive, but you can save money by sleeping on a sloppy mattress. You end up doing more harm than good to yourself. And an uncomfortable mattress prevents you from sleeping soundly, leaving you angry and grumpy, as well as causing various back and neck issues.

8. Using sleep AIDS.

Thousands of people use over-the-counter sleep aids to treat stress and sleeplessness. However, there are a number of reasons why this is not the best option. To begin with, your body will most likely acquire a tolerance to sleep drugs, and they will soon have no impact on you. Second, you’ll feel weary and sluggish the next day, which will hinder your productivity. Finally, the quality of your sleep will be substantially lower after taking a sleeping medication than it would have been if you had gone asleep naturally.

9. Reading books.

I see this is a surprise, isn’t it? Both readers and book addicts say that reading is a good habit that benefits all aspects of your life. That is beyond dispute. If you don’t mean reading before bed. Reading, it turns out, stimulates your intellect just as much as watching a movie or playing a mobile game. If you’re reading an engaging book, it’s nearly impossible to put it down. You’re more likely to continue raining until you’ve finished it at the price of healthy rests. On the other side, everything is dependent on how engaging the book is.

10. Not having a sleep routine.

Now when it comes to sleep, it’s crucial they have a routine and even more importantly, stick to it. Keep in mind that you’re supposed to not only go to bed, but also to wake up at the same times every day. The sad truth is that when you have an erratic sleep schedule, it can confuse your internal clock and lead to sleep disorders. At first, it may be challenging to allow yourself to sleep right after your borough under the covers, but as long as you stick to your sleep schedule, it’ll get easier and easier to blackout.

11. Wrong sleep position.

You can wake up with an aching back, burning eyes, and a throbbing neck. Simply because you haven’t found a suitable sleeping posture yet. By the way, sleeping on your stomach is not recommended because it is too taxing on your neck and back, resulting in poor sleep and discomfort during the day, and the best sleeping positions are on your back with a small pillow supporting your knees, on your side with a pillow between your knees, and in the back.

12. Thinking about work.

Before going to bed, most people can’t help but worry about work-related issues, To Do List, and expenses to pay. Unfortunately, these thoughts frequently result in worry, which reduces the quality of sleep significantly. Avoid stress at bedtime by focusing on happy thoughts and dealing with work-related issues earlier in the day.

13. Getting cold feet. 

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night with your feet feeling more like two blocks of ice than human appendages. When this happens to me, it is quite difficult for me to warm up my feet and fall asleep again. So, if your feet are cold at night, remember to put on a pair of warm socks before going to bed. You can either use heated pans or, as I do, put your feet under your dog. He’s right there with me.

14. Drinking coffee.

Last but not least, do not drink coffee after 7:00 PM. I agree it may sound a bit too obvious, but then you tell yourself that one tiny cup of espresso won’t hurt, and there it goes. Unfortunately, sleeping coffee never go hand in hand. This drink is a powerful stimulant and will keep you energized no matter what. Even if you manage to fall asleep, your sleep won’t be as deep and restful as usual. Some specialists go as far as to recommend not drinking coffee after lunch.


Sleep is incredibly beneficial to your health. It aids in the restoration of energy, the strengthening of the immune system, the treatment of depression, and the prevention of stroke and heart disease. Sleep deprivation causes daytime tiredness, inability to concentrate, annoyance, stress, and even high blood pressure. If your sleeplessness persists, you may become physically or emotionally unwell. So, try not to do the things suggested in this video before going to bed, and you’ll feel much more rested and energetic in the morning and throughout the day.


10 Simple Habits That Will Change Your Life