4 Bad Sleeping Habits Keeping You Exhausted
sleeping habits keeping you exhausted
It is essential that you don’t underestimate the importance of good quality sleep. It’s important to remove any bad sleeping habits that you have in your daily lifestyle.
You might not even realize that you have bad sleeping habits and patterns, but they could explain why you feel exhausted all the time.
Feeling exhausted every day puts a huge strain on your physical and mental health.
Believe me, you will be surprised at how much being tired can affect your ability to complete daily tasks.
While you may consider yourself to be someone with good sleeping habits, there are many things that you could be doing on a daily basis that are keeping you up at night. They may be preventing you from having a good quality night’s sleep.
The better sleeping habits and patterns you establish can help you sleep through the night.
They will help you wake up feeling well-rested.
Here are 4 bad sleeping habits that could explain why you always feel exhausted.
Using Electronic Devices in Bed
Most of us are guilty of getting into bed at night and spending too much time scrolling through social media feeds on our phones or tablets.
While this may seem like a harmless activity to complete before turning the lights off for the night. It could actually be one of the reasons why you are struggling to get to and stay asleep.
The background lights that feature on electrical devices such as phones, tablets, televisions, and e-readers could be keeping you awake at night. Even long after you have turned them off.
Try to avoid screen time before bed as much as possible. Take the TV out of your bedroom.
Leave your smartphone in the other corner of the room. That way, you won’t be tempted into having a late-night scroll.
If you don’t get home from work until later in the evening, then you may regularly end up eating your evening meal much later on in the evening.
While this may seem harmless, going to bed on a full stomach might hinder a good night’s sleep.
Try to plan to eat earlier or eat something light after a certain time.
Not Having a Comfortable Mattress
Your bed and mattress could be to blame for your poor night’s sleep. It is important that you have a mattress that is right for you.
I’m sure you already know, mattresses are very personal. Most people have different preferences. You may prefer a harder mattress. Someone else may prefer something lightweight and soft.
However, a foam mattress is always a good option as foam is really durable and molds to the shape of your body.
Sleeping In On Weekends
You may be tempted to sleep in on the weekends to try and catch up on lost sleep during the week.
You may not think so but, this may be a reason why you are feeling exhausted all the time.
Oversleeping during the weekend could mean that you will struggle to get to sleep on Sunday night.
This can leave you feeling sleep deprived again come Monday morning.
Getting enough sleep is essential for our physical and mental wellbeing. It is so important that you make all the changes you can to ensure good sleeping habits.
After all, we all want to be rested and taking on a life full of energy, right?
Did I miss any bad sleeping habits that can be keeping you exhausted?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. They all share her insatiable wanderlust, enjoyment of good food, and sharing their adventures with the world. Nancy is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.