The normal nine-to-five workday does not exist and it can mess up your sleep. Nowadays, people are very concerned to do well within their careers, and the work-life creeps into their personal lives. Meanwhile, balancing a normal and healthy relationship with family and friends, sleep tends to take the back seat.
A new study, by Philips, shows eight out of ten people rather spend time working, with family or friends than sleeping.
“Sleep is vitally important to the ‘healthy lifestyle’ equation,” said Dr. Teofilo Lee-Chiong, sleep clinician and Chief Medical Liaison, Philips.
People rather eat well and go to the gym than have a good amount of sleep. “But, it is often cast aside as less important compared to the other fundamental elements such as eating well or exercising,” Lee-Chion said.
The survey focused on 6,461 adults from five countries: the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Japan.
Add sleeping technology for a better night rest
Technology is not the key to falling asleep in most circumstances. Looking at bright lights before sleeping is what is usually keeping you up. But, adding technology that tracks sleeping patterns can help you fall asleep easily and wake up energized.
A voice-activated device called Sense monitors the sleeping patterns, controls the room temperature and sets the alarm. The device gives you a timeline of the night to show when you moved. It also shows you a day-to-day record to show when you got the most rest.
Many can try these MrFeedChief sleeping tips to get better one.
Try reading a bedtime story before bed. Calm created stories with light music mixed with narration. These 30-minute stories allow the body to become relaxed.
Or combine family time with sleep time. Camping is important due to the lack of devices that cause light. The melatonin increases, which is necessary because it preps the body for sleep.
If you’re the type of person that listens to music while you sleep, the sounds can teach you skills. You can learn another language, a musical skill or store a special memory.
Stick to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time, even on the weekends. This helps to regulate your body’s clock and could help you fall asleep and stay asleep for the night.
Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual. A relaxing, routine activity right before bedtime conducted away from bright lights helps separate your sleep time from activities that can cause excitement, stress or anxiety which can make it more difficult to fall asleep, get sound and deep sleep or remain asleep.
If you have trouble sleeping, avoid naps, especially in the afternoon. Power napping may help you get through the day, but if you find that you can’t fall asleep at bedtime, eliminating even short catnaps may help.
Exercise daily. Vigorous exercise is best, but even light exercise is better than no activity. Exercise at any time of day, but not at the expense of your sleep.
Evaluate your room. Design your sleep environment to establish the conditions you need for sleep. Your bedroom should be cool – between 60 and 67 degrees. Your bedroom should also be free from any noise that can disturb your sleep. Finally, your bedroom should be free from any light. Check your room for noises or other distractions. This includes a bed partner’s sleep disruptions such as snoring. Consider using blackout curtains, eye shades, ear plugs, “white noise” machines, humidifiers, fans and other devices.
Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows. Make sure your mattress is comfortable and supportive. The one you have been using for years may have exceeded its life expectancy – about 9 or 10 years for most good quality mattresses. Have comfortable pillows and make the room attractive and inviting for sleep but also free of allergens that might affect you and objects that might cause you to slip or fall if you have to get up.
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