Can’t sleep? Put down your phone

posted May 13, 2020 at 09:30 pm
by  Manila Standard Lifestyle
If you’re reading this in bed, when you should be sleeping, it’s best that you stop, turn off your gadget, and go to sleep. 

But if you’re reading this before bedtime, maybe these “hacks” could help you get a better sleep tonight. 

Can’t sleep? Put down your phone
The best way to prevent distractions during bedtime is keeping phone and other gadgets away from bed.
Put down your phone

More and more people are on their phones almost 24/7, reading news, checking out the latest gossip on the net, communicating with loved ones, online shopping, or simply browsing through the newsfeed looking for something interesting. 

According to Huffpost, stress is one of the major causes of brain hyperactivity which keeps a person wide awake until the wee hours of the morning. Exposure to stressors on the Internet or while tinkering with our gadgets can keep a person’s mind awake. 

The simple thing to do is to put those gadgets down. Can’t resist temptation? Keep your phone in a different room or at least a couple of steps away from your bed. 

Set the right room temperature 

The SleepFoundation.org suggests the right room temperature to maintain an optimal sleep is somewhere around 18 degrees Celsius. “If your room is cool, rather than warm, it will be much easier to shut your eyes for the night,” it said. 

Can’t sleep? Put down your phone
Samsung's Wind Free Plus' AI Auto cooling feature maintains the desired temperature in the bedroom.
Making sure the room has the right temperature prevents one from waking up in the middle of the night either sweating or freezing. Samsung's Premium Wind-Free Plus Wall-Mounted A/C with Wind-Free Cooling Technology has AI Auto cooling which automatically optimizes its temperature setting by analyzing the usage behavior and even the outdoor temperature of the room. Once the desired temperature has been reached, that will be maintained so it doesn’t make the room any colder than the user wanted.

Drink a cup of non-caffeinated tea 

In general, herbal teas are great for bedtime. The best nighttime teas are chamomile, peppermint, and lavender tea, or as they are called “sleepy teas” because they are non-caffeinated. 

Meditate to calm your mind 

Can’t sleep? Put down your phone
Meditating before bed could help enhance nighttime relaxation.
The key to meditation is to shut the eyes and focus solely on breathing. Having music as a background and using it to shut out other outside noises also helps in keeping the mind focused on the exercise. According to SleepFoundation.org, slow tunes are ideal in these situations, especially classical, jazz, or folk music with 60 to 80 beats per minute. 

Topics: SleepFoundation.org , bedtime hacks , sleeping , Samsung
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