Sleep is our body’s restorative mechanism which allows the brain to perform its ‘housekeeping’ duties and prepares us for the next day. For some of us getting a restful sleep may seem to be a challenge. Our sleep experts at Dozee recommends the following 5 tips that may help you to get a restful sleep.
Get some sun every day to promote healthy Melatonin production: Basking in the sun every day increases the brain’s release of a hormone called Serotonin. Serotonin is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused. Without enough sun exposure, our serotonin levels can dip. Low levels of serotonin are associated with poorer sleep patterns and feeling depressed. Sunlight cues special areas in the Retina which triggers the release of Serotonin.
Manage stress with meditation: Meditation, the practice of intentionally quieting the mind, helps to unwind and create physiological changes that are similar to those that happen in your body during the early phases of sleep. The pulse slows down, blood pressure drops, and stress hormones decrease. Dozee with its mindfulness meditation feature allows users to relax with real-time relaxation response score to help users manage anxiety, reduce stress and fall asleep.
Say no to digitalisation of bedroom: Digitalization of the bedroom before sleep can interfere with our circadian rhythms. To be specific, evening exposure to blue light from a computer or mobile screens suppresses the production of melatonin, the ‘sleep hormone’ which regulates the sleep cycle in our body. Even our smallest electronic devices emit sufficient light to miscue the brain and promote wakefulness.
Have a glass of golden milk: A warm glass of turmeric milk, also known as golden milk, helps to fight inflammation, promotes relaxation and lowers anxiety levels. If you find it difficult to fall asleep, a warm glass of milk can surely come to your rescue.
Tune-in to relaxing music: Listening to slow, quiet music can have a relaxing effect on our minds and bodies. Slow, calming music can have a beneficial effect on our physiological functions, slowing the pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the levels of stress hormones. To listen to some relaxing music, tune in to Dozee sleep library. Download Dozee app now.
Often, we ignore our sleep issues ignoring them as something trivial until it starts affecting our daily lives. Paucity of restful sleep can lead to various sleep-related disorders and lead to health problems.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.