How to improve your sleep rhythm?💤
With the summertime approaching and the days becoming longer it can be a bit harder to find a steady sleeping rhythm. A good sleep rhythm enables you to fall asleep quicker and sleep deeper which boosts your energy and happiness during the day. With these three steps, you can establish a blissful sleep rhythm.
- Pick a bedtime that suits you 💤
Having a fixed sleeping rhythm increases the quality of sleep. How does a fixed bedtime affect this? By performing the same schedule before you go to sleep, your body connects the evening ritual to sleep. Research has shown that your preference for a certain sleep time is partially genetically determined. This explains why there are morning and evening people.
- Take it easy with the big meals🍽️
Do you eat large meals just before you go to sleep? Research has shown that eating large meals before bed reduces sleep quality. However, it is not yet clear why a full stomach makes it harder to fall asleep. Large amounts of food before bed might make you feel uncomfortable, or it could disrupt your digestive process.
- Create a phone-free zone📵
Up for a relaxing night? Research has also shown that the light from monitors reduces the quality of your sleep. Watching a monitor at night can wake you up, making it harder to fall asleep. Leaving your phone outside of your bedroom is a great strategy to improve sleep quality!
You can find these and more habits that help you fall asleep faster or improve your sleep rhythm on NewU.
Looking forward to seeing you on NewU!
Bart & Gijs from NewU