It’s a truth universally acknowledged that mums need more sleep! But do you ever get into bed and find you can’t seem to doze off?
Well health experts have found that we are making 3 key mistakes before bedtime. Are you a culprit? Because we sure are…
Are you making these 3 mistakes before going to bed?
1. Too much screen time
Pretty sure we’re all guilty of this one, it’s hard not to have a scroll through Instagram or Facebook before we nod off.
However, the blue light that’s emitted by our phones, iPads and laptops affects our body’s production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. Before you go to bed, try and give yourself at least two hours away from the screens and cosy up with a book by lamplight or even try some meditation instead.
Our Mind Body Breath Sessions on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge are a great way to unwind after a long day!
2. Bedtime boozing
While that glass or two of wine before bed will help you feel sleepy at first, in the long run it isn’t helpful.
When our bodies start to metabolise the alcohol though, it stops us going into rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, the deepest stage of sleep.
Water is always the best drink for health, but you can always unwind with a soothing peppermint or camomile tea.
3. Midnight munchies
Ever eaten a big, rich dinner and then laid in bed wishing you could just go to sleep?
That’s because your blood sugar levels have had a big spike. It can also lead to indigestion so getting to sleep is harder. If you’re hungry before bed time, a small snack is fine but try to avoid big meals for at least three hours before bedtime.
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A snapshot of how powerful Super Greens is, this product…
- has 56 more times the vitamin B12 of a beef steak.
- contains the same calcium as three serves of cheese.
- contains the iron of 12 cups of spinach.
- has the vitamin C equivalent of 1.4kgs* of oranges.
- has 11 times more iron than red kidney beans.
- contains 50 times more vitamin B12 than an Atlantic salmon.
- has 11 times more vitamin C than 100ml of orange juice.
- contains as much calcium as one litre of milk.
- has the same vitamin C as half a kilo of red capsicums.
- has as much B12 as 77 eggs.
- contains four times as much calcium as almonds.