Oct 302017
 

If you find you are having trouble sleeping, you might be doing some things wrong before bed. Check out this list of things not to do before bed. Not getting enough sleep or quality sleep each night is exhausting, it not only makes us tired but we can’t be our best when we are exhausted.

Here is a list of things not to do before bed, to ensure you get the best quality sleep you can. Not getting that adequate sleep each night can lead to foggy thinking, mistakes while working, and accidents during your day. Before you crawl into your comfy bed, make sure that you are not following these habits.

Here are 5 some ways to really help make sure that when you go to sleep you can sleep more soundly and get a good nights sleep once and for all!

What Not To Do Before Bed

Technology
Don’t bring your phone into your bed with you or other gadgets. It will overstimulate you and can actually keep you up, or make you struggle to fall asleep. Try to power down from your electronics for at least one before bed. This will help the mental and physical stimulation from your phone!

Temperature
Make sure to try and have your home around 65-72 degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on if you like it pretty cool or not, is what the temperature could be. When you get extra cozy in your warm soft bed, it will help you fall asleep easier.

Caffeine
Limit your caffeine as it gets later in the day. It can have a lasting effect and be the reason why you are struggling to sleep through the night. Eliminate it all together or try not to drink any caffeinated drinks later in the afternoon.

Greasy Foods Before Bed
Feel free to snack before bed, but just steer clear of greasy food. It might taste delicious, but it can cause your tummy to hurt and offer discomfort, making it hard to get quality sleep.

Exercise
When you exercise it releases feel-good hormones such as endorphins. This can increase your alertness, which is not good for going to sleep. Try to work out early in the day, and not right before you hit the hay.

Now that you know what not to do before bed, let’s talk about getting the best nights sleep possible.  I got a hybrid mattress from Tomorrow Sleep recently and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. A hybrid mattress is a perfect balance of comfort and support, designed with premium temperature regulating memory foam and a gently stabilizing coil system.  I’ve been sleeping on one for just over a month now and couldn’t be happier with how well I am sleeping and the fact that I wake up every morning feeling rested.

Here are 5 some ways to really help make sure that when you go to sleep you can sleep more soundly and get a good nights sleep once and for all!

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A good nights sleep is in your near future if you follow this list of things not to do before bed.

  53 Responses to “5 Things Not to Do Before Bed #tomorrowsleep”

  1. These are good ideas. We always have to watch Netflix in bed til we are tired, but other than that I can do all of these I am sure!

  2. Iam the worst about technology! I am trying to read more and do less screens but its tough!

  3. I keep telling my hubby to put his phone away before bed. That artificial light is an absolute sleep killer!

  4. I know technology is bad for sleep but it’s such a bad habit to kick! I find myself scrolling through IG in bed. We should really implement a no phones when in bed rule!

  5. I’ve found that I simply MUST log off of all my devices an hour before bed if I want to get any sleep at all.

  6. I have to stay away from the caffeine after about 2 in the afternoon. I’m really sensitive to it, and all it takes is a little bit to wreck my sleep.

  7. Oh boy, I feel like I’m doing all the wrong things. I exercise, eat bad food and sleep with my phone.Yikes! Need to make changes.

  8. I am in hot pursuit of trying to keep the house temperature around 72 but our weather keeps hitting the triple digits so it is so difficult. I love to read a traditional book before bed (traditional meaning a real book). It totally relaxes me but takes about 100 years to read one book..lol

  9. Great tips – I definitely sleep better when the bedroom is cool, but it can be a challenge in the summer with no A/C! Unfortunately can’t seem to break the habit of #1!

  10. I definitely have to avoid reading on my computer of phone before bed. It really does throw off my sleep schedule!

  11. Yes definitely no coffee before! My family lives a quite healthy lifestyle, but our biggest issue is our sleep! We have tried everything except for changing the mattress so I will look into your suggestion!

  12. No wonder I’m not sleeping. Hilarious. I should probably listen to you. Good tips!

  13. Definitely, need to pass these tips to my hubby before bed. Especially, the no phones in bed as it keeps you awake.

  14. These are wonderful tips. I try my best to not be on the phone right before bed. It’s a habit I’m trying to break.

  15. My mattress is too thin. I’m definitely in the market for a big improvement.

  16. This looks like a great mattress. A good mattress is so important for your sleep quality and overall health.

  17. Excellent suggestions, especially for those of us who struggle with sleep issues. I need to do better about following a bedtime routine and allowing myself to wind down after a long day.

  18. Greasy foods before bed is a bad one for me. I really have been trying to stop eating it at night.

  19. I really want to stop using my phone in bed. It does keep me up at night.

  20. I do two things before bed and definitely have trouble sleeping. Technology, my phone is the enemy!

  21. Thanks for these tips. However, I do not have any trouble falling asleep, and caffeine does not have any effect on me anymore. I guess tolerance kicked in already. Anyway, I will let my husband and my mom know about this. They are the ones who find it hard to fall asleep AND stay asleep.

  22. These are very good tips for people who also have trouble sleeping at night. Exercise and coffee should definitely not be part of your bedtime routine.

  23. I avoid technology every time I’m about to head to bed! I just get so distracted and end up sleeping late. These are great tips!

  24. These are very good reminders for people. I don’t use tech or drink coffee before I head to bed. That mattress looks so comfy! I would love to upgrade to that.

  25. I’m guilty of each one of those Don’t Do’s. It’s no surprise my sleep isn’t great! I need to make an effort to turn off the devices before bedtime. I fell like that will be a great first step.

  26. You know what I was scrolling in to see if exercise is good for sleep – nice that it is not, I would have ended up thinking I need to exercise to get good sleep

  27. Awesome tips! I think I need to try these for better sleep.

  28. Always have a nice cup of soothing tea before going to bed. I stop reading and just relax getting into the I’m tired and ready to sleep. Having a good mattress helps.

  29. I like to also drink a cup of chamomile tea in the evening. Not too close to bed because I don’t want to get up in the middle of the night either. These are great tips, us moms need as much sleep as we can get 🙂

  30. I am guilty about being on my phone before bed. But most of the time I can get right to sleep. And I do try to stop caffeine by 6!

  31. I am learning to put my phone in airplane mode before bed because sometimes I do have a bad habit of not going to sleep right away and surfing.

  32. I have to put my phone on the other side of the room so I won’t be tempted to look at it all hours of the night. I also enjoy a cup of tea at bedtime. It always helps me fall asleep.

  33. These are all great tips and I follow a good portion of them. The technology one I’m still having a hard time with because I always chocolate before bed. I would also love to get a new mattress like a hybrid mattress you’re talking about.

  34. I have found that doing some gentle yoga before bed does wonders for me before sleep. And definitely rubbing some lavender oil on my temples. Bliss.

  35. Well, I do one of the five! I like getting on Facebook, or to play a few games of Candy Crush while lying in bed! I guess I have an addiction!

  36. These are some great ideas, I have to admit I can’t keep off technology so I do turn the blue light off which seems to have helped somewhat.

  37. Yes, everything that you have said in this post is so true. I definitely need to stop drinking caffeine after 12 noon so I can let me body rest, and as a blogger, it’s so hard to keep a consistent sleep schedule. I will take these tips into consideration!

  38. Guilty as charged of several of those things NOT to do before bedtime! Looks like an awesome mattress my friend!

  39. I love all of these tips on getting ready for bed and getting a good nights sleep. I already follow a couple of these but I need to do a few more as well!

  40. I always cut off my caffeine intake after 5pm. If I do not I end up being up all night. I like to read my book for a while when I go to bed. It helps me relax and unwind.

  41. Great tips. It’s not all about the mattress but I rarely have 8 hrs of sleep a day. These “not to do things” will help me a lot. Thanks for sharing.

  42. No caffeine before bed is a good tip for sure. I stop drinking caffeine around noon.

  43. Great tips. I’m generally attached to my phone all day. When They

  44. I’m really guilty of the technology one on this one. I need to stop using my phone in bed, it’snot doing me any favors considering I’ve had sleep trouble for so many years. Even before I got a cell phone.

  45. Technology is one of the biggest culprits that is keeping so many from getting a good night’s sleep.

  46. Caffeine doesn’t bother me as much as eating late. We usually have dinner by 6 and if I have a full meal after 7, it really bothers me. I need to think if it could be a greasy meal or not.

  47. I like to keep my room cold so I can snuggle under the blankets, that really does help me fall asleep faster. Of course, it also means that I don’t want to get out of bed in the morning! I can drink coffee pretty much any time of the day, but greasy or heavy foods late at night is always a HUGE mistake.

  48. I am exactly that and I hate it when I am in bed for two hours already trying to fall asleep, it’s hard. Thanks for the tips.

  49. Ahhhhh a new mattress sounds all sorts of dreamy!!!! We need a new one super bad. Might just have to look into tomorrow sleep!

  50. I’m guilty of all these except for the exercise. I really need to take better care of my health with better sleep.

  51. as someone who suffers from insomnia each of these are very accurate. I don’t ever have my phone in the bedroom or eat shitty food/drink caffeine anytime after lunch.

    Leslie

  52. Sometimes caffeine doesn’t work for me. Especially when I am tired, even though how many cups of coffee I drank, still I am knock-out when tired. Taking note of the list as well, nice reminder.

  53. I have a tough time with snacking before bed. My husband has this horrible habit of wanting to eat before bed. I just can’t.

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