Friday, May 19, 2017

Are you one of those who can’t help but catch a shut-eye during your morning commute, or routinely grab a coffee before you clock in to work? Are you guilty of reporting to work tired even after a weekend? Well, you are definitely not alone.

Here are some habits to adopt to optimise your sleep quality apart from fulfilling the elusive 7-8 hour night.

Have power naps. Take a 20-minute nap to beat that post-lunch food coma! Have a coffee just before your nap and you will be raring to go once the caffeine kicks in. Who knows, you might have more Eureka moments and get more done in quick time. And parents, if you want your kids’ concentration and memory to improve, a nap is definitely the way to go!

Ditch your mobile devices prior to bedtime. The lights emitting from the screens tells your body to stay awake, and cost you your much deserved sleep by delaying bedtime. Experts recommend staying away from your mobile phones, and dim the room preferably 1-2 hours before bedtime. A bedtime story should knock you out in minutes!

Watch your diet. We all love to have a late night cuppa (of alcohol of course!) with friends. If you don’t want to be on graveyard watch, skip the beer tower 4 hours before bedtime. Also, avoid caffeine and stave off spicy and fried foods at dinner to avoid bloating and heartburn.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast was probably the reason why dozing off during classes was a favourite pastime of mine when the day has barely started. You’ll be amazed at how a quick bite can do wonders to that much dreaded morning fatigue

If you’re still looking for a quick fix, check out our take on Home Love Eyes Light. Add it to your beauty regimen to refresh your tired eyes, and also keep you looking young again!