4. Consume melatonin.
As you know, melatonin is the sleep hormone that regulates our biorhythms. A constant lack of this hormone can lead to insomnia. Our bad habits have a negative impact on the production of melatonin in our body. It also slows down the aging process.
To prevent a melatonin deficiency, add to your daily ration foods rich in tryptophan: bananas, turkey, cheese, nuts, and seeds. Lastly, as a preventive measure, you can consume melatonin in a pill form, but you should visit your doctor first.
5. Fall asleep and wake up with your partner.
Who else would encourage us better than our love partners? Why don’t you encourage your partner to fall asleep and wake up together? You can even get up a bit earlier and spend a wonderful day with your family.
Hugs, kisses, good nights, and good mornings arouse only positive emotions in you, which greatly influences your sleep. Scientists say that sleeping with your love partner lowers the level of the hormone cortisol, an excess of which can have a bad influence on your body.
6. Count your light sleep stage.
An average person passes through 5 stages of sleep: the introduction to sleep, light sleep, deep sleep, slow-wave sleep, and REM sleep. The first 4 stages refer to actual sleeping, and the 5th one is close to awakening.
However, scientists found out that during the REM (rapid eye movement) sleep stage, the brain processes a lot of information. An unexpected awakening during this stage can badly influence a person’s mental state. That’s why after the whole sleep cycle ends, a comfortable awakening will happen between the REM sleep stage and napping.
The first 4 stages last from 1 to 2 hours. The REM stage lasts from 5 to 15 minutes. It means that a comfortable awakening is possible every 2.5 hours. Count and sleep well.
Remember: the best awakening happens without an alarm clock. Your body knows when it’s best to wake up. Too bad our working schedules aren’t based on this information!