The Art of Sleeping Well

Most of us do not realize the importance of good sleep for maintaining good health and emotional and metal well-being. Lack of sleep not only makes us irritable and lethargic, it also has a negative impact upon our work performance.

 

Sleep problems can also cause weight again, increase in stress and mood swings including depression.  To enjoy good sound sleep, the human body needs a balanced and healthy lifestyle.  Following these tips can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle, which can only come with deep restful sleep!.

 

  1. Include protein in your diet.  Proteins provide the body with an essential nutrient Tryptophan (an amino acid) that serves as a relaxant and induces sleep (source: Fish, Chicken, eggs, milk etc).
  2. Avoid having junk food and sweets before bedtime as these will cause your sugar level to rise and make it difficult for your body to fall asleep.
  3. Eating pulses and calcium rich food is yet another sleep-friendly nutrient that helps calm the nervous system where Vitamin C, almonds and cheese are equally effective.
  4. Avoid having coffee or tea to bed-time as caffeine is a stimulant which will only keep you awake at night.  Overeating and sleeping right after dinner must also be avoided.
  5. Avoid taking cough syrups containing alcohol before going to bed as although these are effective in sleep induction, they impair sleep during the second half of the night.
  6. Establish a routine by going to bed at the same time every night.  Exercise moderately starting from 15 minutes every morning and gradually increase the time to 30 minutes.Image
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