Be Sure You Aren’t Putting Things in Your Body That Disrupt Sleep
Caffeine is something we use to wake ourselves up because it’s a stimulant, but drinking it too late in the day can disrupt sleep. Some people also may turn to alcohol or sleeping pills to get to sleep. Unfortunately, both of these things have consequences. Regular sleeping pill use makes your body dependent on them, while alcohol actually disrupts the quality of your sleep once the effects wear off.
Even eating too much food before bed makes it harder for you to fall asleep and wake up rested. Your body is still focusing on digestion, so it doesn’t have as much time to rest and repair. Additionally, eating spicy foods or foods that irritate the digestive tract disrupts sleep. This doesn’t mean you should go to bed hungry, but avoid heavy foods three hours before bedtime and keep snacks light.