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8 Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Bed

  • a Care2 favorite by Katie Waldeck

 

5. Work

Whatever work or school issue it is, it can certainly wait until morning. Getting work done stimulates your brain and can cause you unneeded stress — pretty much the opposite of what you want to feel if you’re trying to fall asleep!

See Also: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself About Work

 

6. Read Engrossing Stories

Many of us have done this: you’re reading a really interesting novel and you tell yourself, “Oh just one more page!” Suddenly, it’s 2AM and you have to be awake in four hours. Yep, reading a really interesting book, essay or novel before bed will make it difficult to get to sleep. Perhaps you can remedy it by finding the most boring thing imaginable to read?!

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7. Cuddle With Your Pets

As a child, I always wanted to have my beloved pet chihuahua sleep in my (twin) bed. And then came the reality: it’s amazing how much space a 6 pound creature can take up, and how grumpy chihuahuas can be when you disturb their slumber. The point is, sleeping with a pet in your bed can seriously disturb your sleep.

Also Check Out: Should My Pet Sleep in My Bed?

 

8. Have Serious Conversations

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “don’t go to bed angry.” And, as it turns out, it’s totally accurate! Research has shown that sleeping directly after a fight or traumatic experience will effectively preserve your emotions until you awake. The human body is adverse to falling asleep in dangerous situations — it’s a defense mechanism. Thus, you’ll have a much harder time falling asleep after a big blowout. It’s best to resolve conflicts before you hit the sack.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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3:04AM PDT on Sep 20, 2014

great read

10:34PM PDT on Sep 9, 2014


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1:11AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

beatuful work

1:10AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

great :0

12:58AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

nice share

12:57AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

supa cool

12:26AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

caffine puts you to sleep? not sure about that

12:25AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

useful sleepy tips

1:14AM PDT on Aug 25, 2014

agreed with your thoughs

1:13AM PDT on Aug 25, 2014

great :0

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