According to a new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging deprived sleep or improper sleep can lead to anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The research was conducted on 150 adults out of which 1/3rd of the participants were sleeping normally, the other set of 1/3rds had half night’s sleep while the rest of th 1/3rds were deprived of sleep. Later all the participants were tested and it was found that the group which had only half-night’s sleep showed most activity in the brain’s fear section while least amount of activity happened in the emotion control area of the brain. Therefore, in order for you to get better snooze time here we are with a few lifestyle tips. Take a look
No caffeine after noon
It is funny how caffeine consumed during the day may effect you at night. But it is true to some extent, if you consume coffee or tea after 2 pm it will definitely charge you up and will have its effect on you for longer period of time than you thought.
Keep devices away
Gone are the days when people used to have books in their hands at night. Now a lot of us wait for sleep while scrolling down the social media feeds on our smartphones. This mobile addiction can not just harm your sleeping pattern but may also be very unhealthy for your eyesight.
Avoid or reduce mid-day snooze
Napping during afternoon helps in getting your productivity and creativity better but if you sleep more than required in the day time then it may affect your night’s sleep. Therefore, try to limit and strategize your nap time.
The smell of essential oils can change your mood and can be very effective in getting you a good night’s sleep. As per studies Aromatherapy does not only helps you sleep better but also reduces stress and anxiety.
Chamomile tea is a type of herbal tea which is deal for you to drink before bed in order to get a healthy sleep. It contains a chemical compound called, apigenin, which helps you sleep better.