We all know how sleeping for 7-8 hours is important to us and any tinkering with this routine can hurt our lifestyle. But it seems that just sleeping for 7-8 hours is not enough, what we really need is a sound sleep, devoid of any disruptions and noise.
Many studies have found a link between a disturbed sleeping pattern and cancer. Research indicates that disordered sleeping patterns interfere with the hormonal balance of the body. Untimely release of hormones can, in turn, increase the risk of cancer. Don’t worry, here are a few tips that can help you to have a sound sleep.
Sleep without interruptions
Believe me, sleeping well is just like eating healthy food and maintaining your physical health. When you are sleeping, try to sleep without any disruptions. Waking up more than two times at night while you sleep can modify your immune cells. This modification has shown an increase in tumor growth in certain animals. This can be difficult if you have a baby or a pet around, but try to make sure that these issues are handled.
Don’t consume too much caffeine
We all love coffee, and it is difficult to say no to it after a hard, stressful day. However, we need to make sure that we don’t end up consuming too much caffeine late in the evening. This is because the caffeine has a tendency to keep us awake by stimulating our nervous system. Go for decaffeinated coffee if the craving is irresistible.
Maintain a time table and sleep on time
We all have set timings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And our body works according to a cycle. It is better if we let this cycle undisturbed because the inconsistent sleeping patterns can affect the release and regulation of our hormones. Who doesn’t like a day-time nap? It is refreshing and can fuel us to be more protective. But long naps can stop you from sleeping properly at night. So do go for a power nap, but don’t overextend it.
Maintain proper lighting
I don’t know how some people can spend their entire day in dingy rooms, and other people can sleep with their lights on. Well, it isn’t a good thing. You need proper lighting during the day to tell your body that it is the day time. Similarly, less light at night shows your body that it is time to shut eyes. This includes staying away from laptop/mobile screens that emit blue light and confuses your brain if it is still a day.
So don’t worry. Sleep tight but sleep right.