- When it comes to snoozing, JUST SAY NO
“Just 10 more minutes” We’ve all been there… but did you know that snoozing your alarm can actually lead to waking up cranky and groggy?
Snoozing confuses your internal clock and ends up making you feel more tired and craving an extra cup of coffee. Next time try placing your phone more than an arm's length away so you need to get out of bed to turn it off.
- Avoid screens prior to bedtime
Taking a break from screens before bed can have a major impact on how you sleep. The blue light that comes from your cell phone and TV screens can have a major effect on your body's ability to fall asleep. The blue light causes the body to create less melatonin because of the body's sensitivity to this type of light waves, which cause alertness. See how important those Z's truly are with the Benji Sleep Calculator.
- Water > Caffeine
Try drinking 1-2 glasses of water before you start sipping your morning coffee. This helps to hydrate and wake up your body. Drinking coffee first thing in the morning can dehydrate you, leading to fatigue.
- Drop the temperature in your room
A hot bedroom usually leads to an uncomfortable sleep. Dropping the temperature to a suggested 18.5 degree celsius will help your body decrease its internal temperature and lead to a better sleep. (no more sticking that foot out of the covers!)
Try your best to be consistent with your evening routines. Constantly changing your bedtimes will disrupt your sleep cycle. Going to bed at the same time every night helps to regulate your internal clock. Benji can help. Meet your dream team!