As kids we loved lounging in bed until 10 or 11 in the morning. And even more, if mom didn’t come and throw us out of bed! As adults, however, sleeping well and all night becomes a challenge for many. It is said that it is the age, the stress, the heat in the summer… There are so many reasons. However, sleep is not a luxury but a real necessity for our body. The World Health Organization itself recommends sleeping at least 6 hours a day. The ideal would be 7 or 8 hours.
In this period of time, our body is able, in fact, to regenerate and recover the useful energy to face a new day.
If you sleep less, in the morning you wake up tired and with little energy. And even the mood suffers. Neuroscientists have shown that lack of sleep lowers the levels of the good mood hormone. We therefore feel nervous and easily irritable, we struggle to concentrate and have memory problems.
So let’s see some tips for sleeping more and better.
These 3 simple habits are enough to sleep well and wake up full of energy
Digestion takes time. At least 3 hours must pass between dinner and bedtime. If we lie down immediately after eating we will feel heavy.
Generally prefer foods rich in iron and magnesium, not only at dinner but also during other meals. Green light therefore to fish, fruit and vegetables and excellent nuts as a snack.
Remember that breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it serves to reactivate the metabolism. If we skip it, by mid-morning our body will go into a reserve of energy and this increases the stress hormone thus causing nervousness and headaches.
Don’t overdo the coffee
For us Italians, coffee is a real pleasure that we can hardly do without. There is no need to give it up but it is important not to overdo it. The maximum suggested is 3 cups a day and, preferably, no later than 2 pm.
And here these 3 simple habits are enough to sleep well and wake up full of energy. After just one week you will be able to see the beneficial effects firsthand.
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