One of the most important parts of a healthy lifestyle and personal care is getting a good night’s sleep. Without enough rest, you’ll look and feel tired, be less alert, and suffer from memory issues. Long-term problems are far more serious and include issues like high blood pressure and increased risk of stroke. To get sounder sleep every night and wake up looking and feeling refreshed, you just need to make a few lifestyle changes. Take a closer look at what you eat, and consider how your home’s air quality might be causing problems.
Coffee is a popular beverage for a reason. The caffeine improves your concentration, and a healthy amount each morning can even increase your longevity. But too much has the opposite effect, leading to side effects like anxiety and weight gain and even increasing your risk of mortality. Caffeine is in much more than coffee, though. Carefully monitor your intake of protein bars, chocolate, ice cream, and soda, and do your best to completely avoid caffeine six hours before bedtime.
A clogged or dirty HVAC system could also be contributing to some restless nights and leaving you feeling congested and sick. Changing your filters every one to three months is an essential step that will help a lot, but you should also have regular maintenance to guarantee that the system is running as efficiently as possible. This will circulate much cleaner air throughout your home and, combined with the dietary changes previously mentioned, will give you much more rest every night.