Good uninterrupted sleep is very important for a healthy individual. A healthy individual requires 6 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep depending on the age group. Sleep is not only important for beating problems like tiredness and fatigue but it also helps in rebooting the energy levels and starting fresh the next day. The inability to sleep until late at night or not sleeping at all is called insomnia. But not getting a good sleep does not necessarily mean that you are suffering from insomnia. There are several problems that lead to interrupted sleep. It is not necessary that a lack of sleep is due to medical problems.

Our lifestyle has changed a lot in the past two decades and we seem to have forgotten the importance of good sleep in our lives. In a fast-paced work environment driven by technology, important factors like sleep may grab a back seat. But it’s a high team, we address issues like lack of sleep seriously as the problem if stretched over a long period can have serious impacts on both our mental health as well as physical health.

Your lifestyle has a lot to do with your sleep and the way you spend your entire day directly impacts the quality of sleep you get. This is why you need to keep a few things in mind to change the old habits and get uninterrupted and proper sleep. Below are the habits that might be affecting your sleep without you knowing.

Using Mobile or Laptop Before Going To Bed

Using Mobile or Laptop Before Going To sleep

We are living in a world that is dominated by technology and mobile phones have become an integral part of our lives. Unnecessary scrolling through social media feeds have become a habit for all of us and this might be affecting your sleep cycle without you knowing. It is advisable to avoid watching videos or scrolling through social media feeds before going to the blood as your mind needs some time to relax and enter into the sleep mode. Researchers have proved that screen time at night directly affects the sleep cycle.


Too much liquor consumption

Alcohol consumption is harmful anyways but drinking is generally considered an evening or night activity as it makes people relaxed and drowsy after a long day of work. Despite all this, it is better to avoid the consumption of alcohol as it isn’t really great for your sleep. Alcohol makes it difficult for your body to hold water and you might be running to the washroom after every few minutes. This might not be really great for your sleep. An altered sleep cycle might not be really beneficial.

Exercise Just Before Bed

Exercise Just Before Bed

The workout is undoubtedly great for your body but doing it just before going to the bed might not really be great. Doing cardio before going to bed activates your brain and this might lead in a delayed sleep which in turn results in an altered sleep cycle. Consuming certain kinds of protein shakes after a workout also prevents some people from going to sleep as it takes time to break and digest.

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Late-Night Eating

Mid night snacking

A lot of people especially the youths have a habit of eating late at night. This happens when you have a habit of staying awake till late at night. In such cases, dinner is not enough to satisfy the hunger. Eating activates your digestive system and it becomes difficult to get a sleep immediately. Hence, it is advisable to avoid consuming heavy or spicy food before going to the bed. It is also advisable to consume food containing a minimum amount of protein as it takes time to digest.

Sleeping During The Day Time

Sleeping During The Day Time

Laziness is associated with sleep but it still can have a negative impact on your sleep. When you develop a habit of sleep in the day time, you have already consumed a fair portion of your everyday sleep cycle and hence, you don’t feel sleepy when you should and it again leads to problems like a delayed sleep, interrupted sleep and lack of sleep. 

Doing Nothing

Doing Nothing

Sleep is like a therapy that helps you overcome problems like stress, tiredness and fatigue. All three terms are related to work overload or hard work. Those who have an organised work schedule and work consistently during their working period automatically get tired and fall asleep. But when you remain sitting idle throughout the day, your body doesn’t get tired and sleep is nowhere to be found.