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Sleep is often an underrated activity in today’s hustle culture. Many of us complain about being sleep-deprived or having a disturbed sleep cycle due to stress or lack of time. However, the importance of a good night’s sleep cannot be emphasized enough, especially for women.
Sleep deprivation can have adverse effects on health, both physically and mentally, and it is crucial to manage stress and improve sleep quality naturally.
One of the first things to do is to add certain foods to your diet, such as bananas, pumpkin seeds, almonds, or chamomile tea, before bedtime. These foods are proven to promote better sleep quality due to their melatonin and mineral content.
Maintaining at least a 3-hour gap between dinner and bedtime is also recommended. Regular exercise, even if for just four days a week, can help reduce stress and improve sleep quality.
Staying hydrated by increasing fluid consumption is also vital for better sleep.
Talking to close friends or family members and confiding in them can help reduce emotional baggage and improve sleep quality.
Checking vitamin D and B12 levels is also recommended, as lack of these essential vitamins can hamper sleep.
Getting exposure to 15-20 minutes of morning sunlight is a natural source of vitamin D and can improve sleep quality.
Moreover, avoiding certain bad habits such as messy rooms, screen time before bed, or caffeine before sleeping can hinder a good night’s sleep.
Re-reported from the story originally published in India.com