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A good night’s sleep is important. Sleep keeps your brain healthy and your body recovers during your sleep. In the short term a good night’s sleep ensures better memory and more concentration. In the long term, enough sleep reduces the risk of depression. Did you know that there are sleeping habits that cause a worse night’s sleep? No? Then read this blog!

What are the bad sleeping habits?

Do you sleep poorly? Maybe you have one of these sleeping habits that make you sleep poorly:

  • No set times for going to bed or for waking up. If you go to bed at a different time every day, your body gets confused. A rhythm of set times helps your body to wake up or prepare to go to sleep.
  • Exercise two hours before bedtime. Your body has not sufficiently calmed down.
  • Eat a heavy meal late in the evening.
  • Read and watch TV in bed. Use your bed only for sleeping. In this way you give your body the signal that when you are in bed, it is time to go to sleep.
  • Go to bed with an empty stomach.
  •  Be on your phone just before you go to sleep. The bright light from your phone disrupts the production of hormone melatonin.
  • Drink alcohol and caffeinated beverages a few hours before bedtime. These affect the quality of your sleep.
  • Turn on the light when you have to go to the toilet at night.
  • Take lots of naps during the day. Naps confuse your biological clock.
  • Look at your alarm clock at night.

Do you want a better night’s sleep? Take a look at which bad sleeping habit you want to tackle. Think of a better habit and note your new habit as a reminder in the NiceDay app. In that way you will be reminded every day. Shall we bet that you will succeed in creating a new habit?

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Ayla Hoogenboom

Being a psychologist and a coach, Ayla is fascinated by what drives and motivates people. Her coaching is empowering. She is an enterprising out-of-the-box thinker. She gets energy from her family, running and doing yoga.

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