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6 things to avoid so you sleep better

Getting a good night's sleep is crucial for our overall health and well-being. Unfortunately, many of us struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep throughout the night. While there are many factors that can contribute to poor sleep, there are also things we can avoid to help improve our sleep quality.

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1. Avoid Caffeine

Caffeine is a stimulant that can interfere with our ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. It's important to avoid consuming caffeine in the afternoon and evening, as it can stay in our system for several hours. This includes coffee, tea, soda, and chocolate.

2. Avoid Alcohol

While alcohol may initially make us feel drowsy, it can actually disrupt our sleep later in the night. It can cause us to wake up frequently and have difficulty falling back asleep. It's best to avoid consuming alcohol in the hours leading up to bedtime.

3. Avoid Screens

The blue light emitted by electronic screens, such as those on our smartphones, tablets, and computers, can suppress our body's production of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep. It's important to avoid using screens in the hours leading up to bedtime or to use devices with a blue light filter.

4. Avoid Heavy Meals

Eating a heavy meal close to bedtime can make it difficult to fall asleep and can cause

discomfort during the night. It's best to have a light snack if needed or to eat a heavier meal earlier in the evening.

5. Avoid Intense Exercise

While regular exercise can help improve our sleep quality, intense exercise close to bedtime can actually have the opposite effect. It can increase our heart rate and make it difficult to relax and fall asleep. It's best to finish any intense exercise at least three hours before bedtime.

6. Avoid Stressful Activities

Engaging in stressful activities close to bedtime, such as working or having intense conversations, can make it difficult to relax and fall asleep. It's important to wind down in the hours leading up to bedtime and to engage in relaxing activities such as reading or taking a bath.

In conclusion, getting a good night's sleep is essential for our physical and mental health. By avoiding caffeine, alcohol, screens, heavy meals, intense exercise, and stressful activities, we can improve our sleep quality and wake up feeling refreshed and energized.

Bali Insight Living and The Wana Sandat place a big emphasis on healthy aging and wellness.

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