How Daytime Activity Affects Sleep

July 07, 2016

How Daytime Activity Affects Sleep

July 6, 2016

By: Heather Lielmanis

 

 

I was very pleased to speak recently with Aaron Arkin of Evolution Sleep. Aaron shared some very important information about how the way we spend our time during the day can affect our sleep at night. 

It is intuitive that a good night's sleep is important to our well-being during the day. However, how to get a good night's sleep is not always so clear. Many of us are unknowingly sabotaging our ability to fall asleep, and stay asleep, throughout the night with our common daily activities. Here, Aaron shares 3 helpful tips to ensure your daytime behaviour is preparing you for a good night's sleep.  

  • Turn off your phone - Thanks to the omnipresence of smart phones, we are now connected to work life, personal life and social media 24/7. Stressful emails and other issues before bedtime can interfere with your brain's ability to fall asleep. Try to be as stress-free as possible before your head hits the pillow. You can start by turning off your phone at least one hour before you aim to fall asleep. 
  • Get exercise daily - Exercise physically stresses the body, and the body produces an increased amount of deep sleep as it recovers. Exercise also promotes a greater rise and fall in body temperature, which can make it easier to fall, and stay asleep.
  • Avoid sedentary behaviours - Sitting for long periods of time during the day lead to poor posture, which in turn can promote discomfort at night as we try to sleep. As well, regular movement during the day allows proper flow of oxygen and blood throughout the body. By staying active, this improved circulation can make it easier to fall asleep at night. 

Turning off our phones and getting regular exercise are habits that we can all aim to incorporate into our lives. Avoiding sitting, on the other hand, can be difficult, especially if we're working in a role that requires us to be at a desk for many hours a day. There are options, however, and many creative ways to stay productive, even while taking a break from sitting. Not only is it good for your health, it is also good for your sleep.

 

About Heather Lielmanis

 Heather Lielmanis Fitneff

Heather Lielmanis is the VP of Business Development at Fitneff Inc. Fitneff is dedicated to providing innovative products and solutions that help busy people make their productive time more active. Fitneff offers a full suite of walking desks, sit-stand desks and active accessories that allow you to incorporate movement into your work day. 

Email:  heather.lielmanis@fitneff.com

Direct:  647-527-5294

@hlielmanis

 

I was very pleased to speak recently with Aaron Arkin of Evolution Sleep. Aaron shared some very important information about how the way we spend our time during the day can affect our sleep at night. 

It is intuitive that a good night's sleep is important to our well-being during the day. However, how to get a good night's sleep is not always so clear. Many of us are unknowingly sabotaging our ability to fall asleep, and stay asleep, throughout the night with our common daily activities. Here, Aaron shares 3 helpful tips to ensure your daytime behaviour is preparing you for a good night's sleep.  

  • Turn off your phone - Thanks to the omnipresence of smart phones, we are now connected to work life, personal life and social media 24/7. Stressful emails and other issues before bedtime can interfere with your brain's ability to fall asleep. Try to be as stress-free as possible before your head hits the pillow. You can start by turning off your phone at least one hour before you aim to fall asleep. 
  • Get exercise daily - Exercise physically stresses the body, and the body produces an increased amount of deep sleep as it recovers. Exercise also promotes a greater rise and fall in body temperature, which can make it easier to fall, and stay asleep.
  • Avoid sedentary behaviours - Sitting for long periods of time during the day lead to poor posture, which in turn can promote discomfort at night as we try to sleep. As well, regular movement during the day allows proper flow of oxygen and blood throughout the body. By staying active, this improved circulation can make it easier to fall asleep at night. 

Turning off our phones and getting regular exercise are habits that we can all aim to incorporate into our lives. Avoiding sitting, on the other hand, can be difficult, especially if we're working in a role that requires us to be at a desk for many hours a day. There are options, however, and many creative ways to stay productive, even while taking a break from sitting. Not only is it good for your health, it is also good for your sleep.

 

About Heather Lielmanis

 Heather Lielmanis Fitneff

Heather Lielmanis is the VP of Business Development at Fitneff Inc. Fitneff is dedicated to providing innovative products and solutions that help busy people make their productive time more active. Fitneff offers a full suite of walking desks, sit-stand desks and active accessories that allow you to incorporate movement into your work day. 

Email:  heather.lielmanis@fitneff.com

Direct:  647-527-5294

@hlielmanis

 






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