Common Sleep Mistakes People Make at Our Mount Dora, FL, Apartments
Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Sleeplessness is something that affects many people. In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, around 40 million Americans experience insomnia annually. If you’ve been having trouble falling or staying asleep, it may be helpful to look at your daily routine and see if anything you do is contributing to your sleeplessness.
Here are some common sleep mistakes people often make:
• Eating or drinking caffeinated foods or beverages late in the day – Whether it’s drinking a cup of coffee at 5 p.m. or snacking on a chocolate bar after dinner, the caffeine in these products can contribute to sleeplessness. Instead, opt for foods like yogurt, eggs, and bananas for a nightly snack. These foods have high levels of tryptophan, which can help your body produce serotonin and, in turn, melatonin, which helps to control your sleep cycle.
• Using the snooze button repeatedly – You may think those extra five to 10 minutes are helpful, but you’re actually getting fragmented, low-quality sleep. Instead of allowing yourself to get woken up several times before you actually get out of bed, set your alarm for the true time you need to get up and commit to fully awakening at that time. Over time, if done regularly, your body will naturally adjust to this wake-up time.
• Using technology before bed – Gadgets like cell phones, tablets, and computers emit a blue light, which many experts believe can delay the production of melatonin, a hormone that controls sleep and wake cycles. Instead, leave your electronics out of your room and spend those few minutes before going to bed with a book or magazine.
Our Mount Dora, Florida, apartments feature professionally designed color schemes, modern GE appliances, and nine-foot ceilings with crown molding. Contact us today or stop by our leasing office if you would like to take a tour of our beautiful community.