How to sleep: Avoid these three drinks to get an excellent night’s sleep
SLEEP is one of the most essential tasks of the day, but can also be one of the hardest. Avoid these drinks before bed to avoid a restless night.
Sleep is an essential activity, where the body grows and repairs and the brain organises memories.
The NHS says that you need between seven to nine hours a night to stay healthy.
But doing certain things before bed can harm your ability to get a good nights sleep.
Staring at electronic devices, snacking and stressing are all things you shouldn’t do shortly before bed.
You should also avoid these three drinks to ensure a peaceful night’s sleep.
The National Sleep Foundation, based in the US, says you should avoid drinks containing caffeine, alcohol and fizz before bed.
These could all increase your body’s activity, making it harder to get to sleep.
“A cup of coffee can have a stimulating effect as soon as 15 minutes after you take your first sip,” says the Foundation on its website.
“That may be good news if you’re feeling groggy and trying to rev up for a day of sightseeing, but caffeine has a half-litre of about six hours, meaning if you sip a latte at 4pm, half of the caffeine will still be in your system at 10pm.”
The Foundation suggests swapping out coffee for a decaffeinated drink.