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Attention if you have insomnia! Do not check the time at nights

A healthy sleep is very important for feeling vigorous in daily life. Making recommendations for a healthy sleep, which is one of the fundamentals of a healthy lifestyle, Psychiatrist Dr. Alişan Burak Yaşar said, "Checking the time frequently at night can make you lose your sleep over and reinforce your negative thoughts about insomnia."

Attention if you have insomnia! Do not check the time at nights

“WHEN YOU FEEL SLEEPY, TRY TO SLEEP”

Psychiatrist from Istanbul Gelisim University, Alişan Burak Yaşar made suggestions for those who have trouble falling asleep and insomnia, “Trying to sleep when you feel really sleepy instead of spending too much time awake in bed will positively affect your sleep quality. If you haven't been able to fall asleep again for twenty minutes or more, getting out of the bed, waiting until you feel sleepy and trying again later will make it easier to sleep. You should be careful not to use your bed for any other purpose than sleeping. Thus, your body will associate the bed with sleep and it will be easier to go to sleep.”

"A HEALTHY AND BALANCED DIET HELPS YOU SLEEP WELL"

Stating that 15 minutes of stretching / relaxation exercises done before going to bed will be beneficial, Yaşar said, “Checking the time frequently at night can make you lose your sleep and reinforce your negative thoughts about insomnia. A healthy and balanced diet helps you sleep well. Eating a heavy meal just before going to bed can interrupt your sleep."

"COFFEE AFFECTS YOUR SLEEP NEGATIVELY"

Emphasizing the importance of the bed and bedroom to be quiet and comfortable to sleep, Yaşar said, “It may be a good idea to draw curtains to block the light coming in the early hours of the morning, to use an eye mask and to wear earplugs if necessary. Even if you have a bad night's sleep and you feel tired when you wake up, doing your daytime activities as planned will be beneficial in terms of sleep quality. "If you do not get your sleep at night, no matter how much caffeine you consume during the day, it will not compensate for your previous night. On the contrary, it negatively affects the sleep you will get the following night."
 

Edited date: 11.05.2021
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