Self-care is what this whole generation is about. We all focus on own self to look the way we want to. We want flawless skin that adds up to our personality and confident self. Sleep care is the new self-care that is in trend and is followed up by the new generation. Sleep care not only adds to glowing skin but also helps in improving physical and mental health that are of utmost importance for one’s well being.
We all agree that sleep is really essential for living beings. A sleep-deprived person always feels grumpy and sulks the whole time. One cannot pay full attention to a particular work if the person is not getting good sleep. Lack of sleep adds up to many health problems such as heart diseases, blood pressure, anxiety, stress, etc. Getting enough and proper sleep is really essential for being fit and healthy. Sleep-care is all about your sleeping routine and making sure that you are having a good sleep. Have a good sleep and let your stress and anxiety fly away.
Check out the points given to know about what one can do for sleep care and adds up this one step in their self-care routine:
- SLEEPING HABITS
If you are looking forward to sleep care then you must have a look at your sleeping habits. Try to be consistent with your sleeping pattern. Set up a particular timing for going to sleep and waking up then follow it on regular basis marking the consistency. Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep daily that will relax your mind as well as body. When you are getting nearer to your bedtime, avoid intake of any kind of caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol because they act as a hindrance in your good sleep.
- AVOID TECHNOLOGY WHILE IN BED
We all have this habit of using technology, most convenient to state here is smartphones, while in bed. Not only smartphones but tablets, TV, portable gaming consoles, and many more add up to this list. Using technology while in bed makes the person sleep deprived because of its engagement. Once our hand is laid over any of the technological equipment, we lose self-control and engage ourselves fully into that thing as this messes up our sleeping routine. These devices are so engaging that we force ourselves not to sleep. To get better and enough sleep and to initiate sleep care we need to avoid the usage of technology while we are in bed.
- NIGHT SKIN ROUTINE: BEAUTY SLEEP
We all have heard about Beauty Sleep which adds to one’s glowing and healthy skin along with having a good sleep. The best time to get into a night care routine is just before going to bed. Add cleanser, moisturizer, face masks, and any other skincare product that suits your skin, in your night routine. Going to bed with good and healthy skin helps to add positivity to one’s life and one does not feel insecure about anything.
If you are facing some problems or are feeling anxious and stressed and because of this you are not able to get good sleep then go for meditation. Meditation helps in removing toxic elements and calms your senses. It helps you to get rid of any kind of stress and anxiety. Before going to bed, meditate for five to ten minutes. Meditation helps you to stop overthinking and focus on what you need to do. Meditation adds to your sleep care and makes it a better experience.
- SHORT NAPS
Take short naps in between your work. This will help you to get rid of any kind of building up stress in your mind because of work. Do not nap for a long time. Keep it short so that you do not mess up your sleeping routine once you get into your bed at the night. A short nap helps in boosting up one’s memory and performance as one wakes up all fresh and stress-free. Short naps do not affect the night routine and are not there to create any kind of hindrance in your sleep care when it comes to your sleeping routine. Whereas if you are taking long naps then it results in a messed up sleeping schedule. So, go for short naps to be stress-free and avoid the long naps.
Add sleep care to your self-care routine and you will find yourself new and fresher with no stress and anxiety. This will add up to your mental and physical health and you will feel more energetic. Set up a routine and stick to it.