Zombies – they are literally walking among us. Nope, don’t go collecting supplies for an apocalypse just yet because we are not talking about a doomsday scenario.
We are referring to the sleep-deprived individuals who are seemingly contesting for who has the biggest undereye bags.
But all kidding aside, lacking enough snooze time can have a serious impact on your health which may be a result of unhealthy yet unnoticeable habits such as the following:
There have been countless studies that tell us too much screen time has negative implications on us, but what most of us don’t know is that it can also have an adverse effect on the quality of sleep we get.
This is because of the blue light from gadgets such as cell phones or tablets that can make it hard for sleep to kick in – plus, excessive screentime has also been linked to cancer.
However, staying away from these gadgets seems impossible nowadays (perhaps you can’t stop binge-watching The Good Place on Netflix or scroll through your Instagram feed), so you can take precautionary measures to reduce the harmful impact on your health by turning your smartphone’s Night Mode on, and making the light less bright.
No, this isn’t about the pills that will help you fall asleep. You spend a lot of time on your bed because it is basically where your body rests so it is only right to become extravagant in choosing your bed, mattress, pillows, or blanket.
You like to blame the cup of joe you had earlier this afternoon or a sleeping disorder, but sometimes, it is all about the environment you are in. Therefore, it is only wise to invest in quality sleep supplies that will allow you to rest comfortably at night.
We assume that hitting the snooze button 10 times every morning will help you get a few extra minutes of sleep, but science says that this is a common misconception. It turns out that this extra shuteye time more destructive than helpful in how we go about the day.
We feel more tired and groggy than if we wake up once the alarm goes off. This is because whenever you sleep, your body enters a new sleep cycle, so waking up on and off frequently means you are not finishing the cycle, thereby resulting in a cloudy mind.