Get enough sleep, eliminate distractions, and stress to begin enjoying your life journey.
Most of the time, you know when you are being unreasonable when you’re talking to your partner and friends. I bet you recognize it almost immediately after something you didn’t mean to say comes out of your mouth. However, you might not know that you are more likely to be this way and snap at your friends and family when you are tired.
According to a study published in SLEEP Journal, when you get a lower amount of sleep then you need, you tend to react more negatively to stressors in your life, no matter how minor they are. You will also be less likely to be as excited about something great that’s happening in your life. This is because you are much more likely to be fatigued, which elevates your body’s baseline for positive emotions.
When it comes to your relationship, this means that you are less likely to appreciate your partner trying to do nice things for you, and more likely to be grumpy when something doesn’t go as planned – simply from not getting enough sleep. The good news is, there’s a lot that you can do to fix this.
If you sense that you are being unreasonable, say something to your partner about it and delay the discussion until you’ve had a good night’s sleep. The advice to sleep on it is good for a reason.
How Can You Make Your Sleep Environment Better?
Update Your Bedding
If you’ve recently gotten married or moved in with your partner, chances are you’ve consolidated your bedding. This might not have been the best choice, though. Even though you love each other, you might not need the same type of mattress. If you are waking up in the middle of the night because you’re uncomfortable, you might need to try a new mattress or some new pillows. Take your honey shopping with you to go find something that works well for both of you!
Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detector
Do you know if your house has a carbon monoxide detector? If you don’t, it’s time to get one, especially if you have gas appliances. Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless gas that can cause severe issues if not monitored. You should have one somewhere in your bedroom.
Put Your Smartphone Away at Bedtime
Scrolling through your notifications before bed is bad for your mental health and bad for your sleep schedule. The blue light that your phone screen emits causes your brain to wake up and pay attention to what’s on it. It stops producing melatonin, the chemical that helps you to feel tired, for up to three hours after you use your phone. This only gets worse as you get older.
The best thing you can do for your sleep schedule is to put the phone somewhere out of reach for about an hour before bed, and putting it on do not disturb. If you have to use your phone at night, make sure that you have night mode on. This will help to mitigate the amount of blue light that reaches your brain.
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Sarah Johnson from Tuck Sleep