38 experts share their top sleeping habits. Here's what Elise Marie Collins, author of Super Ager, had to say!
"Three habits for Better Sleep.
Cultivate high-quality sleep by repeating habits rooted in good sleep hygiene.
#1 Wear blue light blocking glasses after dark. Research shows that the light emitted by our screens has a disruptive effect on the quality of our sleep. The problem is that although many know that blue sends a wake up, don’t wind down message to our brain, we still have trouble actually turning off our devices 1-2 hours before bed. Habit hack #1- Wear blue light blocker glasses and you will be able to say yes to family movie night.
#2 Eat a Big Lunch. While this may seem counterintuitive, a big lunch sets you up for a better night sleep because you are far less likely to overeat at night. Scarfing down a big dinner has a detrimental effect on sleep by diverting wind down energy to digestion.
#3 Drink water when you wake up. Most people begin the day with caffeine. No you don’t have to cut out that espresso, just swig it down after your water. By starting your day hydrated, you won’t need to drink as much after 6 or 7 pm and you won’t need to use the restroom in the middle of the night, immediately improving sleep quality."
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