Defeat Unhealthy Sleep Habits

Are you among the one in three people who struggle with poor sleep? Not getting enough sleep isn’t something you can cure with a cup of coffee in the morning. If you consistently don’t get good sleep night after night, you’re actually doing long-lasting damage to your body. This can lead to accidents, depression, faster aging, and even heart disease. It’s time to change those unhealthy sleep habits of yours and get some solid rest.

Staying Up Late

Are you a natural-born night owl? Do you continuously find yourself staying up late, watching a movie, playing a game or messing around on one of your devices? You know you can survive on a little less sleep because you’ve done it before, but when the morning comes around you’re exhausted and moving slowly, which only makes the day take even longer. You end up staying up late again to have some down time, and the dangerous cycle repeats.

You’ve got to break that bad habit by forming a new one. Set an alarm to go to sleep the same way you set an alarm to wake up in the morning. Program the alarm to go off so that you’ll get a healthy amount of sleep (at least 7 hours, but optimally 8), and obey the alarm the same way you obey your morning alarm. Which means, you know, don’t hit the “snooze” button more than once.

Put Down the Device

Do you look at your tablet, laptop or smartphone right up until the minute you close your eyes to go to sleep? Lots of people do, but that means lots of people have the same bad habit. You should actually avoid all screens for one hour before you go to bed. But if that’s too challenging, commit to turning off all screens 30 minutes before sleep. You’ll have much better sleep with less disturbing dreams, and fewer symptoms of insomnia.

Stick to Your Schedule

Create a sleep schedule, and follow it! This is really the only way to develop healthy sleeping habits. Be strict about following your schedule to ensure that you’re getting the sleep you need. Because the alternative is sickness, sleepiness and even a shorter life. Doesn’t sleep sound a lot better than that?

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Your locale for the best advice on
fashion, health, and beauty


Subscribe to our newsletter to get exclusive information on today's trends in fashion, beauty, and more!

By clicking submit, I authorize Think Glamor and its affiliated companies to: (1) use, sell, and share my information for marketing purposes, including cross-context behavioral advertising, as described in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, (2) supplement the information that I provide with additional information lawfully obtained from other sources, like demographic data from public sources, interests inferred from web page views, or other data relevant to what might interest me, like past purchase or location data, (3) contact me or enable others to contact me by email with offers for goods and services from any category at the email address provided, and (4) retain my information while I am engaging with marketing messages that I receive and for a reasonable amount of time thereafter. I understand I can opt out at any time through an email that I receive, or by clicking here.

Skip to content