Sleep Guide: 5 things you should do before going to bed

Are you one of those who have mastered the art of sleeping or do you toss and turn every night

Published on Sep 13, 2021 11:21 AM IST 6 Photos

Sleeping soundly at night is important for reaping its recuperative benefits. Experts suggest following a good sleep hygiene for best results. Here are few things you must do before going to bed every night.(Unsplash, Pexels)

Switch off your gadgets: Many of us feel the best way to unwind after a hectic day is to watch a movie on phone or spend some time on social media. But is it a good practice? Apparently it's not. The bright light of your gadgets can actually interfere with secretion of sleep hormone. "Staying away from screens helps in secretion of melatonin hormone," says Ayurveda expert Dr Dixa Bhavsar.(Pexels)

Read a book: Instead of binge-watching a web series, you can actually pick a book, which is a better way to unwind. Reading relaxes your mind. "One can do some light reading and then go to sleep only when you feel drowsy," says Dr. Sonal Anand, Psychiatrist, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai.(Unsplash)


Take a shower: Dr Bhavsar also recommends taking a shower before going to sleep. It apparently helps people fall asleep more quickly and improves the sleep quality.(Unsplash)

Drink something warm: "Turmeric milk or chamomile tea is soothing to the gut as well as mind," tweets Dr Bhavsar.(Unsplash)