To be successful, you do not need talent and motivation only, but good health condition as well.
A vital, but neglected part of the latter is the dream.
Neither Verma is a scientist and founder of the company PeerWell, who is an expert on sleep. Recently, he answered questions on Reddit associated with sleep. Have a look at a few conclusions from the conversation with him below:
- Go to sleep and wake up every day at the same time
Your body has an internal clock, which will be programmed, if every day you go to bed and get up at the same time. When you sleep more during the weekend, this puts your body in a position as the time difference when traveling.
- Sleep 7-9 hours a day
It takes between 7 and 9 hours for your body to pass through all stages necessary to rest and heal. Some people sleep only 4-5 hours and say they are used to and do not feel tired, says Verma. But they lie themselves. Indeed one can get used to this mode, but it is hard to maintain it for a long time.
- Be careful what you eat and drink before bedtime
Avoid eating right before bedtime. Alcohol is also not recommended -- some people think that alcohol will make them fall asleep, but in fact it causes damage to the deeper stages of sleep.
- Do not exercise right before bedtime
It is fine to do a little gymnastics before going to bed, if you have not had time during the day, but it will “wake up” the “brain and will give you a rush of energy, which will then prevent you from falling asleep.
- Dark curtains
Make sure that your bedroom is dark and quiet.
- Ritual before bed
Imagine that your body is like a car. Even if you press the brakes abruptly, it will not instantly stop. This happens with your body as well- braking and some time to adapt to sleep. It is good if you turn off the laptop exactly one hour before going to bed and not look at the smartphone, so it will not distract your attention. You can think of a “ritual” for the last 10 minutes before bedtime, in order to prepare the body to rest completely.