Suffering from sleeplessness?
Here are the main reasons why this might be happening:
E-readers and smartphones
Avoid using electronic devices before bed. Watching TV before sleep is also harmful. Let your brain relax and do not let any modern technologies disturb you. Do not use mobile phones right before your bedtime. Before you go to sleep, stay at least one hour with no light-emitting devices around. The light coming from gadgets stops the production of melatonin. This hormone is responsible for good sleep. If you cannot avoid using iPad or computer in the bed, then reduce your monitor’s brightness. Besides, do not hold the device to close to our face – a minimum distance of 14 inches is absolutely necessary.
Coffee (including decaf)
One cup of coffee equals 80-120 milligrams of caffeine. Coffee and other caffeinated drinks have wake-promoting effect. This drink is great to start the day with, but should be avoided at night. Even if you drink it a few hours before sleep, you might suffer from insomnia. It takes time for your body to get rid of caffeine. Usually, it takes this strong stimulant more than 10 hours to completely leave your organism. You should bear in mind that coffee that is consumed after noon can affect your sleep. You can try and replace regular coffee with its decaf version. However, decaffeinated coffee also contains up to 20 milligrams of stimulant.