We all know the problems associated to the jet lag, an annoying sleep disorder that strikes us when we change time zone.
A quality rest has a great impact on our lifestyle and well-being. It’s therefore important having proper sleeping habits, but what can we do when our “internal clock” seems to be synchronized with a wrong time zone?
Do You Feel Always In the “Wrong Time Zone”?
When we talk about Social Jet-Lag mean a sort of error in our “inner zone”: To make you better understand, answer these 3 simple questions:
- Are you most active during the afternoon?
- Are you inclined to go to bed late at night?
- Do you wake up tired and unwillingly in the morning?
If the answer to all this 3 questions is yes, then probably you may suffer from Social Jet Lag disorder!
Why Our Internal Clock Is Wrong?
In most cases, this “jet-lag” is wrong due to bad habits that over the months, and then the years, become the norm: Staying up late due to an exam or deadlines at work, etc…
A Proper Operation
A person with a well set circadian rhythm should have its peaks of energy during the morning around 10 am. Then this energy goes down during the early afternoon, and at last goes up a bit around 6 pm.
After dinner, the energy decreases again because our body is getting ready to sleep.
Set Your Time! 5 Simple Tips
Who among us would not want to wake up in the morning full of energy? Try to “reset” your clock and your sleep-wake rhythm!
If you want to sleep well, after years of bad habits, try to follow these 5 tips:
- Set your alarm everyday at the same time to help your body to get the right rhythm.
- During the evening help yourself to fall asleep easily: Herbal tea, a warm bath, stretching or relaxing exercises (we suggest you this article Sleep Happy & Get Rid of Your Stress:3 Simple Yoga Exercises! in our blog).
- Make your room as darker as possible and remove any electronics devices.
- Avoid caffein from 5-6 hours before going to sleep.
- Sleep on a quality bed system suited to your physical characteristics: A mattress, a pillow, and a bed-base, are essential for your healthy rest.