Top Tips For Good Sleeping Habits
Even only a mild sleep deficit such as 5 hours of sleep negatively affects cognitive functioning the next day. For example, our ability to flexibly react to changing situations is impaired. And, following 24 hours without sleep, our reaction times are as bad as with 1% alcohol. Besides this, sleep is also intimately linked to mood: we become thin-skinned, grumpy, more anxious, and tend to avoid social interaction. Last, healthy and sufficient sleep is also important for our body’s energy balance and metabolism. People who sleep too little or at the wrong time for example have a higher risk of obesity or type 2 diabetes.
It is easy to lose what we call ‘good sleeping habits’, but becoming aware of these allows us to change them. Though not everything works for everyone, above are 5 tips we would like to invite you to try.