Here are 4 sleeping habits you need to adopt in 2018

Updated:11 months, 2 weeks ago IST

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Getting a good night's sleep is key to keeping up with your busy lifestyle. Getting enough shut eye can be tricky, especially when there are so many other factors at play that keep you up at night. Fortunately experts have put together a list of the 4 sleeping habits you should adopt to get yourself a well needed shut eye, reports Daily Express. Here are the four ways of getting good sleep: 1) Stay calm: Worrying about when you nod off or how much sleep you will clock up will do you no favours. There aren't set rules, and some of us are naturally 'night owls' while others are 'larks'. "It is a myth that everyone needs eight hours sleep a night as we all need different amounts of sleep as we age" said Dr Roger Henderson, who is working in collaboration with Somnuva. 2) You don't have to quit coffee: While some people can sip on coffee after dessert in the evening and still fall asleep, others are more sensitive to caffeine. "In some people caffeine is not metabolised efficiently, leaving you feeling its effects long after consumption," said Pippa Campbell, a nutrition and weight loss coach. She recommended people try experimenting with when they consume caffeine, and to initially avoid having it after 2pm. 3) Stick to a pattern: Don't assume you can catch up on or stock up on sleep at the weekend and always feel better. "Even one night of disturbed sleep can impact on mental and physical performance the following day," said Dr Henderson. 4) Don't ignore night sweats: For those who suffer from night sweats it can be difficult to establish whether you have woken because you are sweating, or you woke and then started to sweat. "If the sweat wakes you up then you are having a menopausal night sweat and should look into ways of reducing this, such as eating healthy foods little and often," revealed Dr Marilyn Glenville, author of The Natural Health Bible for Women. She explained it is possible to reduce this by keeping blood sugar balanced during the day, and having a slice of brown toast or another carby snack before bed.

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