The Affects of Christmas on Your Sleep!

Christmas is the most busy period of the year. For some people the whole of December is filled with eating, drinking and over indulging. Nights out and dining out become more often with meeting up with old friends, work parties and families getting together, you will see yourself indulging in a lot more than usual. Many people only think that if will only result in gaining weight, which can be lost in a January diet, however this affects more than you know, particularly your sleeping habits.

Alcohol РDuring Christmas we all know there will be a little more alcohol involved than usual, and this may help you fall asleep initially, but later on in the night, you will experience a more disturbed sleep than usual.  The alcohol prevents you falling into a deep sleep, finding yourself waking up dehydrated and needing the toilet. A way to help prevent this would be to swap your alcoholic drinks to water a couple of hours before your night ends.

Avoid Large Meals РYes I know, the Christmas dinner is an exciting time for anyone, however over indulging and piling your plate up high will result in an uncomfortable sleep at night. Leaving you bloated and feeling ill. To avoid doing this, try eating light meals at regular intervals during the day. This will  help you avoid piling your plate high, meaning you will eat what your stomach needs, not what your eyes want.

Avoid caffeine – If you start to feel lethargic during the day time from all the eating and drinking, DO NOT resort to coffee, or caffeine filled drinks to stay awake. These interfere later at night when trying to fall asleep and stop you from getting a deep sleep. Resort to water or herbal teas instead.

We hope these tips help you get a better nights sleep over the busy period and remember to still enjoy this festive time.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from, The Bed Factory Direct.