Technology has become a very important part of our lives. Today, time has come where we cannot live a second without technology. This thing obviously has some advantages and some disadvantages as well. The biggest disadvantage of technology is that it has hampered our lifestyle and health in a very adverse way. The best example of this can be seen in our sleep routine.
We are not able to fall asleep before we keep surfing our phone, laptop and television. This has a gigantic effect on our sleep routine and we do not even care about it much. The reason behind this is that we actually have never given a thought about it. The blue lights that get emitted by the screens of the gadgets we use decrease the production of melatonin. This is the hormone that controls the sleep cycle.
Once we start using our phone or laptop before sleep we actually tend to stay awake longer than what we desired. Our sleep cycle gets distorted and this has great impact on our daily life like we tend to feel the following things –
- Fatigue all day long
- Stomach ache
- Increased appetite
Things to do before you sleep
In order to stay healthy and fit you must have a sound sleep. To get the proper sleep you must stay away from all gadgets, before sleep. Make sure that your bedside is sans any phone, laptop etc. Your sleeping room should not have any technological temptations. Once that is done, you can focus on your sleep.
Sleep at your spot
Find your favorite spot where you always sleep and then sleep at that spot only. If you keep changing your sleeping spots then this also hampers your sleep because your mind becomes confused during the sleeping state. Also, make sure that your mattress is the best one that can give full support to your body and back. Comparing brands like Amerisleep and TempurPedic is easier than you think.
The best thing that you can do before sleep is that leave all the gadgets before 30 minutes of sleep and give that 30 minutes to activities that can calm your mind. This would help you to sleep better. You can do the breathing exercise. All you need to do is inhale and exhale in a controlled elongated way. This breathing ritual is a part of the yoga regime and it helps to calm your mind and have a nice sound sleep.
You can do the simple breathing or you can do this trick of yoga, as well. Keep your thumb on your right nostril and keep your middle finger on the left nostril. Now close the right nostril with the thumb by pressing it inside and breathe in with the left nostril. After this, breathe out with the right nostril closing the left nostril and again breathe in from right nostril and continue the process for 5 minutes. You will feel relaxed and happy.