Array
Wellness

This Hack Can Help You Sleep Better at Night

Get the deep slumber you need with this quick trick

Shares
Photography: Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions | Pexels (Main Photos)

We have to admit, there are days when we watch TV until we fall asleep. Many of us wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, and still don't turn it off, even though we know we'd be going back to dreamland in a snap. Personally, I've rationalized this habit by convincing myself that I need the TV to overpower everything that's going on in my head, as if it can block out all the things I worry about right before calling it a day.


Surprise, surprise, it doesn't.

The artificial light emanating from the TV screen messes with the quality of sleep. That's why, even though you've clocked in seven to eight hours, you might not feel as well-rested as you should. According to sleep coach Chris Brantner, the light that comes from the TV hinders melatonin (the hormone that controls our sleep) production in the brain. On top of that, if you're watching TV in the dark, the pupils dilate, which exposes our eyes to harsh light.


It's the same reason why, if you want to mentally and physically rest, you shouldn't be scrolling through social media—minutes before you have to sleep, with your phone so close to your face. To actually feel the benefits of a full sleep cycle, try meditation, yoga, or a white noise machine (if you absolutely need something in the background).

Source: Elite Daily

This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Realliving.com.ph editors.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

Future Condo Owners Can Demand Wi-Fi Installation With a QR Code

Ortigas & Co. executive explains how property developers are innovating while remaining cautious

These 7 Things Should Be Taken Out Of Your Bedroom

Get rid of these things and make your bedroom a place where you can unwind from the stress of everyday life

All the Plants We Love in Toni Gonzaga’s Home

She has palms and pots of Philodendron in the different parts of the house

Different Gate and Fence Designs For Modern Minimalist Homes

Because there are different ways to do modern minimalist home exteriors

5 Mistakes You're Making When Storing Food in the Refrigerator

Maximize the space and keep your food fresh by organizing it properly

9 Things To Do In Poblacion, Makati

There's drinking and eating, of course. But there's a lot to experience, arts and culture-wise, in this dynamic Makati hotspot.

These Things Inside Your Home May Be Making You Ill

Without proper and regular cleaning, you could be making your house a breeding ground of bacteria

The Most Common Types Of Mold In The Home

Learn about the kind of mold that can grow inside a house and the health risks these can cause

8 Pantry Organizers You Can Count On

Keep your supplies in place with these trusty essentials

Expect Heavy Traffic as Rockwell Bridge Nears 30-Month Closure

The new bridge to replace it will cost Php1.2B and won't be completed until 2020

A Classic Townhouse In Quezon City With An Elegant, Neutral Palette

An interplay of classic American style and sophisticated design complete this dream home

This Pinay Exhibited Her Up-cycled Furniture At Paris Design Week

Willie Garcia, an interior designer and eco-warrior, showed her up-cycled creations at this international design fair
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!