The doctor reveals two habits that are keeping you from getting a good night's sleep.

A doctor reveals two habits that are keeping you from getting a good night's sleep

A doctor has identified two common behaviors that cause people to lose quality sleep.

Sleep experts have identified two common behaviors that can be detrimental to a good night's sleep: New research shows the majority of Brits are sleep-deprived. According to recent data, most adults are not getting enough sleep.

“We are designed to sleep, and the reason we need all these life hacks is because people have lost the simplicity of sleep because we are so busy. We have so much going on, we have so many distractions and temptations that our biology is influenced by behavior,” says general practitioner Tatyana Zakharova specially for MedicForum.
So if you're tired and fall asleep all the time, or you're irritable and unwell, you get sick often, or you have anxiety or depression, start thinking about how you can support these people.” things and improve those who sleep better.

Three quarters of participants wake up feeling tired at least twice a week, with an estimated 50 to 70 million people living with chronic or persistent sleep disorders.

The doctor highlighted one common behavior that can “significantly” disrupt sleep.

“Everyone looks at the clock, and if you look at the clock, you start counting down the hours until you have to get up. This can cause anxiety because you think, “I'm not going to sleep anymore and I'm going to have to get up soon,” and your brain immediately latches on to that thought and starts doing all sorts of crazy things.”
She recommends turning on dim lights and reading a book. if you wake up at night and find it difficult to fall back to sleep.

The study also found that 83 percent of participants said they regularly use an alarm clock, with one in five using one every day. The doctor advises against using the snooze button on your alarm clock or phone.

“When you hit the snooze button, you're wasting sleep. Let's say you hit the snooze button three times at 10-minute intervals—that's 30 minutes of sleep you've lost. You may fall back to sleep, but you don't actually go back to sleep. It makes you feel weak. It's just a push and you start to doze off, and then there's another push. You just need to get out of bed.”
Doctors recommend that all adults get seven to nine hours of sleep every night.

Teens, however, need significantly more time in bed: Teens need eight to ten hours of sleep, and children for ages six to 12, nine to 12 hours.

Lack of sleep has been consistently linked to chronic health problems such as sleep apnea, heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, obesity and depression. This can also lead to insomnia, when a person regularly has problems falling asleep.

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