7 Worst Mistakes People Who Feel Sleepy All the Time Are Making ...

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Who knew there was a right way or a wrong way to sleep? Turns out there are probably some things we’re all doing wrong if we want to get a good night’s sleep and be awake and refreshed in the morning. I don’t know about you, but when I hit the sack at night, I want to get the best and the most sleep I can before the alarm buzzes. Are you with me? Here are the sleep mistakes you should be watching out for. Don’t worry if you’re making them. Now that you know what they are, you can get to work fixing them. Sweet dreams!

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Letting Fido or Fluffy Snuggle up with You is a Bad Idea

My dog is very sneaky and she waits until I’m asleep to get in my bed. Usually I don’t notice she’s there, but the sleep expert say that having pets in bed with you at night can get in the way of good sleep. They disrupt you when they move around and their fur can make you sniffly, even if you’re not allergic. Buy your pet a nice, comfy bed of their own and make them sleep near your bed instead of on it.

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Don’t Even Think about Having a Different Sleep Schedule Every Day

Don’t worry if you mess this up now and then, but for the most part, you’ll sleep a lot better if you go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Your sleep/wake cycle depends on consistency, so it’s important to try and stick to the same schedule as much as possible.

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You Need to Have a Going to Bed Ritual to Help You Get in the Mood

The mood for sleep, that is. Yes, you’re tired, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to be able to fall asleep. Experts suggest a winding down ritual that primes your body and tells it that it’s time to go to sleep now. Mine involves reading a book or magazine before turning on my white noise machine and arranging my pillows and blankets just so. Whatever your routine is, make sure you do it every night for the best sleep of your life.

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You Shouldn’t Be Eating Sugary Snacks before Hitting the Sack

If you love to have a sweet treat to end the day, try and do it a couple of hours before bed, if possible. Sugar wreaks havoc on your hormone levels, many of which play a role in sleepiness. When you mess with them, you may find yourself waking up in the middle of the night or having a hard time drifting off. If you must eat before bed, have a protein-filled snack instead. Nuts or cheese are perfect!

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Taking Sleeping Pills Shouldn’t Be a Regular Thing

I’ve been known to drug myself to sleep on occasion, but the truth is that doing so too often screws up your sleep/wake cycle and makes it hard to go to sleep without the pills. Technically, this isn’t an addiction, but it can be a problem. Learn relaxation techniques to make yourself drowsy and you’ll be a lot better off.

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Watching TV before Bed is a Big Time No-No

Sure, it can make you sleepy to watch reruns of Jeopardy or the local news, but the light emitted by televisions actually makes your body think it’s wide awake, making it really hard to fall asleep when you want to. Ditto for your cell phone or your tablet. Experts suggest powering down your devices about an hour before bed.

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Stop Trying to Catch up on Sleep by Taking a Nap

It can be super tempting to spend a couple hours napping after a late night and early morning. Stop! Taking a nap might feel great at the time, but it totally throws off your circadian rhythm, which will make it hard to go to sleep later that night. If you want to refresh with a nap, make sure it doesn’t last more than about 20 minutes, suggest sleep experts.

Which of these mistakes are you making? What are you going to do to fix the problem?

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Sleeping with one's pet is definitely not a mistake. I sleep way better when my cats are on the bed with me.

I disagree with the first one since this is different for every individual and also every dog! I sleep with my dog-she's large not small- yet she barely moves and even when she does it doesn't stir me up or wake me. Also when she's not sleeping beside me I have trouble falling asleep. It's all personal and in the end all the tips you give here shouldn't be taken seriously. My ritual to go to bed might as well be eating a bit of ice cream while watching tv beforehand. All of these might work on certain people and they might not. Don't write such a misleading title as if this is the only way to fall asleep properly.

Great article! Most pet lovers will disagree but I absolutely agree and I have four animals, two big and two small and love snuggling with them. Sure they don't usually wake me when they sneak up on the bed, but there are different levels of sleep and I can tell when I wake up at my normal time and the dogs are on the bed before I see them, partly due to how I feel or maybe the position I'm in. Obviously, everyone is different but most doctors would agree with all of your points. TV and activity on your phone are awful for you before bed due to cognitive stimulation. It makes your brain think it's time to be awake. It's science! :) I'm the worst offender of this and I will admit if I power down my light emitting products, the only reason I have a hard time going to bed is simply that I have bad habits and mentally my mind thinks that's how it's supposed to be. Smoking is bad for you but if your body goes with out, most become irritable. Many find their addiction is more tied to the habit rather than the nicotine. Doesn't mean it's good for you. If we all had the discipline to follow these guidelines, we would find ourselves more refreshed, with more energy and even the ones who disagree based on personal preference would find this to be true. I wish I was disciplined enough. I myself am working toward a couple of nights at least a week with out television or phone before bed and building up.

I broke almost every single one.... I can't help it! I have to change this.

Naps at the weekend are my worst habit! During the week I've stopped drinking tea/coffee from afternoon and get into bed around 10pm with a book then I'm asleep almost instantly. How do I stop my weekend naps when the winter's coming and I'll have lazy weekend days with my bf?

I start feeling sleepy whenever there a whole lot of work to do..😑❤️

The only time i always start to feel sleepy is when my lecturers start the class😔 like every freakin' class. i need help tbh

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