Prepare for sleep
Sleep preparation is very important.
During the day, it is important to take a few breaks, letting go and focusing on your breathing, relaxing your shoulders
These little exercises only take a few seconds, you can do them while waiting for the light to change or in a queue.
Avoid digital screens in the bedroom
Smartphones and screens are considered by experts as the "worst enemies of sleep".
Indeed,screens generate blue light which prevents melatonin secretion (sleep hormone).
In addition, using your smartphone at bedtime can agitate your mind, maintaining a state of wakefulness.
Numerous studies have highlighted the close link between physical activity and sleep quality. In fact, it:
- Helps reduce anxiety by stimulating endorphin production.
- Regulates our internal clock mechanisms by producing serotonin.
- Helps you attain a more restful sleep. Deep sleep tends to last longer after physical exercise.
Something to keep in mind, in order for physical activity to have a lasting impact in your sleep, it must be regular. In the evening, it's better to avoid intense activities.