Ways To Reset Your Sleep Cycle For A Healthier Lifestyle And Schedule

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Our body clocks regulate our physical stability, behavioural changes, and sleep patterns. Here are the various ways to know how to reset your sleep cycle.

Written By Sahil Mirani | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Our sleep schedules vary from person to person, largely depending on the environmental indications that we give to our bodies from setting alarms, being active during the day, eating healthy, and getting sufficient sleep. Resetting the body clock is very important for getting the sleep schedule back on track. According to the National Institutes of Health, our body clocks regulate our physical and mental stability, behavioural changes, sleep patterns, hormone secretion, and more. A seriously misaligned body clock and irregular sleep schedule can be common causes of sleep disorder. According to the NSF, approximately 1% of adults have advanced sleep phase disorder which means they sleep early, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and wake up early, between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.

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Tips to help you reset your sleep cycle

Do not take a small nap, even if you feel tired.

Napping can easily affect your sleep time by taking up a good night’s sleep. Work throughout the day so that your body gets tired and lets you sleep for the required amount of time.

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Avoid getting exposed to light before going to sleep

Reducing household lights before bedtime is a simple and effective step towards reducing circadian misalignment. When you are planning to hit the bed early, avoid bright and artificial light which includes light from a cellphone, laptop, and TV screens.

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Start following some good bedtime habits

These can be a great way to fall asleep faster. Filter out the noise. Close all the windows, doors and any object that may disturb you while sleeping. Blocking any sound is the easiest way to fall asleep. Make sure that the room is cool enough. Reportedly, the best temperature for good sleep is around 67-68 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid consuming anything containing caffeine. Drinking coffee, soda, or tea just before bedtime might affect your sleep.

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