Could just one hour of extra sleep have effect on your professional life? In a life full of deadlines, screen times and daily duties we sometimes struggle to get enough sleep. Recommended sleep time for adults is 7 to 9 hours. However, most of us wake up in the morning feeling exhausted. Here are some tips for getting an extra hour of sleep!
Set a ‘Go to Bed’ Alarm
If you are having difficulties at going to bed at night, set a reminder. Set your go to bed alarm to get at least 7 hours of sleep. When your body adjusts sleeping at the same time every night, you will find out that you don’t need that alarm anymore.
Reduce the Screen Time
We are surrounded by smartphones and computers. Aside from work, we are wasting so much time on social media and watching tv series when we need to sleep. Blue lights from technology affects our circadian rhythms and in turn your quality of sleep.
Go to Sleep Only When You Are Ready
We all had the moment when we went to sleep but instead ended up staring at the ceiling for minutes. If you are experiencing this often, head to another room and do something relaxing. Blue lights will drive your sleep away so avoid looking at your phone.
Cut Your Caffeine
If you want to sleep more, cut the amount of caffeine you are taking on a daily basis. Caffeine can last 17 hours in your body and it can definitely disrupt the quality of sleep.
Invest in a Comfortable Bed
The quality of your sleep is important. Did you know that we spend an average of 24 years of our lifes asleep. A comfotable bed, right mattress, good pillows and sheets are what make your sleep efficient.