Quarantine Period: Sleep Better With These Life Changing #SleepHacks

Consider these things as hacks for healthier skin and to improve your quality of sleep.  
by Jasmine Gagarin

Regularly getting eight hours of sleep might be the most critical accomplishment you could ever achieve. I mean, who doesn’t want that, right? It’s one of the most basic necessities of life. Getting that much-needed sleep can make a difference in your day, whether you’re working or just being a regular student. Yep, been there, went through all that!

 

 

If sleep is not a big part of your life right now, then that is a huge concern. Why? Well, it’s vital, especially when it comes to our mental and physical health. Moreover, it’s necessary for our safety and productivity too. I find myself unproductive when I lack sleep because all I can think of is crashing on my bed at the end of the day. You wouldn’t want that. Especially if you have a pile of documents or homework that needs to be done.

 

 

Sleep deprivation also harms our skin. Skin cells regenerate when we rest at night. Thus, depriving yourself of that good and adequate rest hinders tissue repair and cell growth. Consider these things as hacks for healthier skin and to improve your quality of sleep.  

 

Set a sleep schedule

Regularly doing this will help you get more rest, especially if you try to go to bed earlier. Setting a sleep schedule and being strict about sticking to it will help you fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.

 

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Eat a banana before going to bed

Aside from being an overall health promoter, banana has potassium and magnesium, which are natural muscle relaxants. According to Forbes, “They also contain the amino acid L-tryptophan, which gets converted to 5-HTP in the brain. The 5-HTP, in turn, is converted to serotonin (a relaxing neurotransmitter) and melatonin.”

 

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Drink Milk before you sleep

Well, this idea is not new, but the thing is, it doesn’t always have to be warm. Milk, in general, has tryptophan, which helps induce sleep. Add a bit of honey or caramel and consider it a treat.

 

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Wipeout technological distractions

Yes, that includes WiFi. Honestly, sometimes, we wander off in the depths of the online world, and it prevents us from getting that much-deserved rest.

 

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Start journaling

Instead of overthinking at night, why not keep track of your day and write happy thoughts on your journal? This will help you feel sleepier and does, enables you to sleep earlier!

 

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