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These 5 innocent habits may be ruining your ability to sleep well

Sometimes healthy habits can negatively impact the quality of our sleep.

A cold shower before bed is a potential problem [Black Doctor]

Do you have trouble falling asleep or wake up repeatedly in the middle of the night?

There may be many reasons and it is difficult to clearly identify the culprit. First, however, we advise you to take a look at your habits. And this is not about any harmful behaviour.

Sometimes healthy habits can negatively impact the quality of our sleep.

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A good night's sleep depends on many factors. The conditions in the bedroom are important, but so is your lifestyle and even your well-being.

Sleep problems are a signal that something needs to change. Sometimes they may be a sign of disease or vitamin or mineral deficiencies. It also happens that we unknowingly ruin our sleep through innocent and completely healthy habits. See what to avoid.

There is a lot of talk about the benefits of physical activity and there is no doubt that properly selected exercise is healthy. But the hour of exercise is also important.

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If you like to train late in the evening, it may make it difficult for you to fall asleep. The body will be stimulated to act, and not prepared for a night's rest. Even a simple walk before bed can be harmful, especially when it's cold.

And it's not about alcohol, because this article is about healthy habits. I learned firsthand that a glass of lemon balm in the evening can ruin your sleep. The same applies to water or even soothing milk with honey.

Drinking a large amount of fluids shortly before going to bed sometimes results in waking up in the middle of the night and a forced visit to the toilet.

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Overeating at night is not beneficial and has a negative impact on the quality of sleep. But avoiding food a few hours before bed can also be harmful. Why? If only because it's hard to fall asleep peacefully when our stomach is rumbling. We may also wake up at night due to hunger. A lack of carbohydrates in the diet sometimes makes it difficult to fall asleep, so denying yourself a light meal in the evening is not good at all.

It improves circulation and strengthens immunity, but also stimulates. Therefore, it is worth using it, but in the morning, not in the evening.

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The temperature in the bedroom should be slightly lower than in other rooms. It all depends on your health and preferences.

It should be noted that each body is different and reacts differently. Many people may have trouble sleeping due to evening physical activity or a cold shower. However, this does not mean that they are bad and you have to give them up.

If you sleep well, it means that your habits are properly and well adjusted. You don't have to change anything. However, if you have a problem, it is worth trying to change your habits a little and see if it helps.

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Remember that sleep problems may be a sign of a serious illness and should not be ignored. If you have been suffering from insomnia for a long time, wake up at night or have problems getting up in the morning, it is worth consulting a doctor.

Sometimes basic tests are able to detect a cause that can be easily eliminated. And good sleep is the basis for good quality of life.

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This article was originally published on Onet Travel.

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