One of the telling reasons why you could be gaining weight is lack of sleep. Improper sleep leads to a host of problems like restlessness, poor concentration, no focus, headaches and reduced immunity. Because of the disruption in your body clock and hormones, it could also lead to weight gain.
The problem with many of us is that we just can’t understand why we can’t sleep. Regardless of the many remedies, still nothing works. Perhaps it is because we are doing the wrong thing. These 15 things could be the surprising factors for your lack of sleep.
1 Wrong air temperature
When it is extremely cold outside, you would always want to lay under the blankets and sleep. You can even use a heater just to have a more sound sleep with a light blanket. The optimal temperature for a person to fall asleep is 15-23 degree Celsius (60-75 F).
2 Physical exercise
You might have noticed that people who usually workout or go to the gym hit the bed pretty early. The reason is that our entire nervous system gets stimulated while working out, so we cannot sleep just after gyming. Go to bed at least 3 hours after working out. This way you can sleep soundly.
3 Lack of schedule or bedtime routine
It is extremely helpful to your body if you maintain a tight schedule by getting sufficient sleep and eating at the right time. It makes no sense to sacrifice sleep on weekdays and then try to cover it up on weekends. Go to bed at the same time every night. The best time to sleep is between 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. every day.
4 Wrong Lighting
A single light bulb can hamper your sleep completely. LED lights and lamps tend to decrease our sleepiness. It is better to have a dimmer bulb as it will help us fall asleep faster. You can keep light out by wearing a sleeping mask or putting off all light sources.
Noise or irritable sounds like the noise of the cars or neighbors chatting away loudly can cause distress which may not let you sleep at all but make you feel more frustrated. In such situations, you can use earplugs or if possible try to turn on white noise to remove all background noise for a pleasant sleep.