Do you often find yourself struggling to stay awake during your day job?

Do you doze off the moment you lay your back on a flat surface? That may be the result of sleep deprivation, which roots from poor sleeping habits.

 

If you’re aiming for that 8-hour quota, you better practice doing these simple habits:

 

Lessen caffeine

Everyone knows caffeine is a stimulant that helps you stay awake. Avoid coffee for at least four hours before bedtime so you won’t have trouble sleeping.

 

Set the tone

To promote deep sleep, make sure your room is quiet, dark, and cool. If your neighbors are, let’s say nocturnal, you may want to invest in a pair of earplugs to minimize outside noise.

 

Eat light dinner

A heavy dinner can result to indigestion. Avoid spicy and fatty foods, too, as it can trigger heart burn.

 

Follow a schedule

With all the distractions in today’s world, it is easy to stay awake until 2AM without even letting out a single yawn. Reset your body clock by setting and following a sleeping schedule.

 

Turn off the gadgets

You may think that gadgets keep you awake just because it entertains you continuously but there’s more science to it. Light-emitting devices slow down the production of melatonin, which is the hormone responsible for sleepiness. Store your devices away from your bed for a deeper rest.

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