Nightwear are my most picky buys. A friend took me shopping in Delhi, to the most amazing shop. After I left Delhi the only way I could get my nightwear from there, was when people visited and I begged or blackmailed them. I can wear only pure cotton or silk. Whenever I wear anything which has mixed threads I break out in rashes.Its an itchy, but hundred percent way of checking the quality of nightwear you buy online.
The easiest way to good health is to sleep at least seven to eight hours per day. We all need it and adolescents and infants need it even more. . This is the time your body recovers and rejuvenates. You need something comfortable next to your skin. Something which will keep you warm in winters and cool in summers.Something to make you feel good.
When you buy online Zivame is my favorite destination. Nightwear for women needs to be perfect. Remember comfort. Wear the softest nightwear you can find. If it’s a whisper against your skin, you will sleep better. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and anything irritating it, won’t help you rest.
Why is sleep so important?
What happens when you don’t get enough of it? Sleep deficit is a real problem. You can’t make up by sleeping more later. It’s a deficit forever. Believe me, I know. That’s one big reason night duties can be a real healthcare issue. It’s not just for today, but for forever.
Shift workers and night shift workers often suffer deprivation, because your body’s circadian rhythm needs to work on time. When bedtime is erratic, hormones go crazy and many lifestyle diseases pop up. Metabolic syndrome, obesity, depression, hypertension all have a relation to sleep deficiency and poor anxiety management.
But what if you are young, eating healthy, working out every day and partying the night away?
You will be undoing all the good. Did you know sleep deprivation is a form of torture and can cause intense mental health challenges?
Say no to Catnaps. You will sleep better at night when you don’t doze for more than 15 minutes in the afternoon.
Try to avoid caffeine after 6 pm. Check the cups of tea, coffee, cola you are having. Anything with caffeine needs counting. Switching to green tea will help.
Eat dinner early. The fuller you are, the heavier your tummy feels, the less comfortable you will be lying down. The best way to sleep better, is to shift bedtime to at least 2 hours after dinner. Dinner by 8 pm gives you ample time to digest and prevent reflux when you sleep. When we sleep on a full stomach it slows down the metabolism and prevents the food being digested properly. As a result, you wake up feeling drowsy, heavy and uncomfortable.
Check the room temperature. It should just right for the season. A too warm or cold room will be uncomfortable.
Get a good mattress. This is essential for your body to be well rested and feel energized. Good back support and a firm mattress is a long time investment. You can’t ignore the value of an excellent mattress and its relation to quality of rest.
Workout daily. Lift weights, have a daily fitness plan to make you tired at the end of the day. Go for a walk 40 minutes after dinner or on the treadmill. But don’t do this too close to bedtime. An hours gap is good enough.
Listen to calming music. Soothing music when played on a loop helps to unwind and sleep better .Loud rock music will not work. Meditate and do Yoga, to relax at the end of a workday. This helps stretch the tired muscles and not only make you feel good but also rest better.
Read your favorite book. If you are a book worm and have a much-loved book you could re-read it,this is the time. A new book will keep you awake,but not an old favorite.
Avoid working on the bed.No gadgets in the bedroom will always help in better relationship and health.
Make a bedtime routine and stick to it. Habit forming is powerful. Read my post on building powerful habits
Don’t take random medicines, as they may affect the future quality of rest.
Inspire your partner to go to bed at the same time. That works in myriad interesting ways, for better health and also nurtures a relationship.
What if you can’t rest well, even after all these?
- Count to 100 in reverse or try focussing at the center of your forehead inside your brain. It sounds weird, but works.
- Try to study something and I guarantee, you will doze off!
Quality and quantity of sleep both are important. While seven to eight hours is needed for optimal functioning, some claim to work well even with less sleep. While physiological variations occur, randomized control trials are needed for safety profile for shorter sleep durations.When people snore the quality of sleep is poor. It affects health and is always a problem for family members and sometimes neighbors too!
Danger signs of poor snooze
- If your partner complains you are snoring.
- If you feel lethargic in the morning
- You can’t do anything without a catnap.
- You are gaining weight together with sleeplessness.
- You have a problem controlling your blood pressure and poor control of blood sugar.
- When you feel anxious or irritable the entire day.
- You never feel rested.
- If this happens every day.
Consulting a doctor is needed in these cases.
What’s your best way of sleeping? Tell me in the comments below.
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