We all one when we were younger; our bed time is a time of restful relaxation meant to free the mind, clear all thoughts, and release anxiety you may have tacked on throughout the day. While many individuals tend to go to bed at varying hours from day to day, many of us have a set time where we are destined and directed to our peaceful slumber for a good night of sleep. However, there are some things that can get in the way of a good, restful sleep. If you are like the millions of adults out there who lack adequate sleep day in and day out, you will want to make sure you do everything that you can to ensure that you are resting at night. Listed below are 10 things that you should always avoid prior to going to bed to help you get the best sleep possible.
1. Drink a Cup of Coffee
There are some varying effects of coffee on the body and actually some people can have the exact opposite effects (consuming caffeine makes you sleepy). For the vast majority of individuals, coffee is something that is likely to wake you up and prevent you from sleeping. When every sip of that coffee, just remember that your heart rate rises, arteries constrict, and your mind races at such a fast pace that you cannot relax. If you are looking for a good night of sleep, make the wise choice and refrain from that cup of coffee at dinner and if you are sensitive to caffeine, try to avoid consuming coffee much earlier in the day.