Weddings are emotional.
It’s a once in a lifetime event and high-stress situations for just about everyone. From planning for the big day to societal pressure, it’s easy to understand if you can’t sleep at night. It’s critical to relax and have a good night of sleep so that you look great when you walk down the aisle.
The good news is, with the collaboration with SleepStandards.com, Elegant Bridal gives you the list of 6 simple tips to help you to get better sleep before your wedding.
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Sleep & Wake At Consistent Times
Try to stick to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time. And yes, even at weekends. This helps enhance the functionality of your internal clock – Circadian Rhythm which responsible for creating a sleep loop that aligning itself with sunrise and sunset.
A study noted that people with irregular sleeping habits and wake up late on weekends reported poor sleep quality. Hence, if you facing a struggle to have a good night of sleep, try waking up and go to bed at a consistent time. You might not even need an alarm after a few weeks.
Reduce Blue Light Exposure From Electronic Devices
There are numerous beneficial effects that you can get from daylight. Blue light, on another hand, comes from electronic devices can have opposite effects.
By overexposure to this kind of light, our body sends a wrong signal to the brain tricking it to think it is still daytime. As a result, it makes us feel harder to fall asleep. Blue light usually comes from electronic devices such as laptops and mobile phones.
Don’t Consume Caffeine Late In The Night
Who doesn’t love coffee? It wakes you up and helps you to stay focused throughout the day. In fact, coffee has numerous scientific benefits.
However, when you consume it late in the night, coffee can affect your nervous system and prevent you from relaxing your mind and body. Caffeine will stay in your blood for 6 – 9 hours before it fully digest, so drinking coffee after 4 pm is not recommended.
Avoid Long Day Naps
Short naps can be beneficial. Meanwhile, Long day naps significantly affect your sleep cycle. Consider sleep as an 8cm chocolate bar (8 hours of sleep). If you already consume 5 cm during the day, when the night comes you will only leave with 4 cm of chocolate to eat. In other words, day naps confuse your sleep cycle and make it harder for you to fall asleep at night.
However, this heavily depends on individual. If you still can sleep well after a long day naps, you shouldn’t be worry.
You must be thinking to yourself “You must be joking. How about bachelor night?”.
Well. While it clearly you can have a ton of fun when drinking, consume a couple of drinks at night can have a negative influence on your sleep. The truth is alcohol can help to fall asleep faster. However, it keeps waking you up and prevents you from falling into the deep sleep stage.
Alcohol was also known as one of the causes of several sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, and sleep deprivation.
Relax and Clear Your Mind At Night
Even if you are the toughest person in the world, almost everyone feels stressed in the lead up to their wedding. No matter how simple your plans are, you can’t help but feeling anxiety at night. This keeping you away from a good night of sleep.
Many people have created a sleeping routine for themselves that helps them relax at night. Relaxation activities at night have shown to have a positive effect on your sleep quality. Activities like reading book, listen to music or taking a hot bath definitely helps you to sleep better at night.
About The Author
Chris is the Founder & Publisher at SleepStandards.com. He aims to inspire better sleep by providing research-based sleep health advice, actionable sleep tips, and unbiased sleep product reviews.