Bad sleep habits? It could be killing you.

by Little Elephant


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Bad sleep habits? It could be killing you.

Mar 15, 2021

Sleep problems are widespread. In fact, many studies have shown that they affect close to half the population to one degree or another. When you don't get enough sleep, you're more prone to mood swings, anxiety, and a weakened immune system. Not getting enough sleep can also be a significant factor in diabetes and other serious health conditions.

It's essential to have a good sleep routine, but we live in a culture that is indulging in late nights and erratic schedules, particularly in these COVD affected times. While it may be difficult to completely avoid unhealthy sleeping patterns, there are some things you can do to help improve your sleep routine. 

Yes, you probably already know most of them, but like my dear old uncle once said,' if it's worth saying once, it's worth saying five times.

  1. Try to get that screen turned off at least an hour before trying to sleep. Easier said than done for many of us. But the blue light and the input to your brain ain't helping you catch shut-eye.
  2. Spend the last hour reading instead. Do people still do that? 
  3. Practice mediation. Although apps are all the rage, I suggest not using a mediation app; the dopamine hit you're used to getting from that phone doesn't just stop because you happen to have turned a mediation app on. I mean, the purpose of meditation is to be aware of your thoughts, and if they're anticipating beeps, notifications, and phone calls, it's a little self-defeating.
  4. Take a bottle of our DRIFT tonics and put it by your bedside - drink it 30 mins or so before you anticipated shut-eye time. The ingredients are natural and formulated to bring about more restful sleep.