Possible sleeping mistakes

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    GETTING a good night’s sleep may oftentimes be elusive, especially as an adult and you’ve got a lot of things on your plate. According to the 2016 Healthy Living Index Survey, around 46% of Filipinos suffer from sleep deprivation and at least 32% could only sleep for a maximum of 6 hours a day.

    Matress brand Comfort Living outlined possible culprits that could prevent people from having a restful sleep at night.

    Caffeine is a natural memory and energy enhancer, but having a coffee fix in the evening might not be a good idea. If you really want to have a restful sleep at night, consider replacing your nightcap with a relaxing and calming chamomile tea.

    A heart-pumping, sweat-dripping cardio workout three hours before you go to sleep will definitely give you a difficult time to snooze off. You may also find some alternative bed exercises to help transform your body even while lying on your bed.

    Stress is inevitable, especially for working people. Don’t let it affect your sleeping time anymore. You should make your bed your personal sanctuary where stress and worries can’t disturb you.

    Light exposure impairs the quality of your sleep because it prevents the brain from releasing the sleeping hormone, melatonin. The darker the room, the easier for the brain to enter into a sleep mode.

    Your bed is your partner for sleeping so you have to make sure that it’s your source of comfort and rejuvenation. If your bed is too hard, it will make your backache and it’ll cause discomfort for you; if it’s too mushy, that will cause your spine to sag.However, if investing a full-size mattress is not yet on your budget, consider a topper instead like the ones from Comfort Living. Using the gel-infused memory foam technology, one of its impressive benefits include keeping the body temperature down, which slowly lull the user to sleep.

    Since its material is also made of cool gel beads, it provides a long-lasting cool surface that molds to the body and relieves pressure points. Furthermore, a topper can also provide you with just the right level of firmness and comfort that you need for a bed.