5 Ways to Improve Your Sleep

5 Ways to Improve Your Sleep

If your pre-bedtime ritual involves mindlessly scrolling through your FYP while half-watching a TV show until your eyelids surrender to gravity, it might be time for a change. Regrettably, this routine isn't conducive to living your best life, and it likely contributes to waking up feeling groggy, anxious, and exhausted. While establishing a morning routine can alleviate the repercussions of a late-night TikTok binge, the key is cultivating a healthy bedtime routine.

Enhance your chances of a good night's sleep with these proven bedtime hacks:

  1. Embrace Red Light: It's common knowledge that the blue light emitted from our electronic devices isn't ideal before bedtime due to its impact on melatonin production. However, studies suggest that exposure to red light wavelengths can actually stimulate melatonin production and alleviate sleep inertia the following morning.

  2. Prioritize Magnesium: At Poosh, we emphasize the importance of magnesium, considering its role in over 300 bodily functions. Unfortunately, many of us fall short on our magnesium intake. Introducing magnesium, either through ingestion or topical application, into your nightly routine can calm the nervous system and relax muscles, promoting a more restful sleep.

  3. Disable Autoplay: Break the binge-watching cycle and prevent staying up too late by disabling autoplay on your streaming devices. This simple adjustment can make it harder to succumb to the allure of one more episode.

  4. Distance Yourself from Your Phone: If, like many of us, you find it hard to resist the urge to scroll endlessly, make it more challenging by placing your phone across the room. The act of getting out of bed and walking over to it can significantly reduce the temptation.

  5. Apply the Same Rule to Your Remote: Allocate the convenient, within-reach spot on your couch to a low-tech activity, such as reading a book you've been meaning to explore or jotting down thoughts in a journal. This simple switch can redirect your focus and contribute to a more mindful bedtime routine.

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