If you're reading this, there's a good chance you woke up this morning feeling groggy and sluggish. It's obvious you didn't sleep well. Why? We can't answer that question definitively, but it's possible that what you ate yesterday could be the reason you feel so tired today. Your daily dietary habits can negatively affect your sleep hygiene, and that's not good. With a little care and attention, however, you can avoid such ill effects in the future.
What is sleep hygiene?
Sleep hygiene is the culmination of your daytime and nighttime activities that contribute to getting a good night's sleep. The most direct behaviors that impact your sleep hygiene are your nighttime routines, such as brushing your teeth, changing into your pajamas and preparing your room for sleep. If you wake up frequently at night or feel tired in the morning, this is a sign of poor sleep hygiene.
What about caffeine?
It's pretty intuitive that having a cup of java right before bed is probably a bad decision, but you may want to put down the coffee pot even before sundown. Caffeine can remain disruptive to your sleep for