Fight Sleep Deprivation And Sleep Tight

Sleep Deprivation good night's sleep

We’ve all experienced a terrible night’s sleep. But when that becomes your nightly routine, it can seriously affect your daily routine. There are also a variety of long-term health issues that come with constant sleep deprivation. But you can curb those bad bedtime habits that are cutting your sweet dreams short.

  1. How old is your mattress? The Better Sleep Council recommend that you change your mattress every seven years for a better night’s sleep.
  2. Sleeping between seven and nine hours a night can relieve stress, improve memory and help keep your weight down.
  3. The negative effects on health from disordered sleep are serious and linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk factors.
  4. Experts say that excessive use of smartphones, tablets and televisions in bedrooms is contributing to our poor sleep levels.
  5. The “blue” light emitted by smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions blocks melatonin, the hormone that controls sleep and wake cycles.
  6. Avoid the negative effects of “blue” light by banning electronic devices from the bedroom or by simply switching them off at bedtime.

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Hannah McLaren

I've worked at DC Thomson for six years! I began as an intern at My Weekly and The Scots Magazine, which was extended by a few months to help out at The People's Friend. I then covered maternity as Celebrity Editor for My Weekly, before I became Multimedia Journalist at The Scots Magazine. Currently I'm writing digital content across each title.