Ever experienced tossing left and right in your bed because you can't sleep? These culprits might be the reason why. Get rid of these 7 things and get a peaceful and better rest:

1. Blue lights
That soft bluish glow from the screen of your cellphone, laptops, tablets, and TVs interfere with your sleep. Make sure to turn off all electronics before going to bed.

2. The size of your pillow. Pillows that are too flat or too fat can cause stiff necks
Make sure your pillow is just the right size to support your neck in a neutral position.

3. Long naps
Napping too much can throw off your sleeping patterns. 20 minutes or less is the ideal time for napping. It is also better to do it during the day.

4. Constantly glancing at the clock
If you keep worrying about the number of hours you have left to sleep, you’ll waste time on actual sleep. So doze off to dreamland and make sure you set your alarm clock beforehand.

5. Using your bed for anything other than sleep and sex
According to experts, these two activities are the only things you should be doing on your bed. Don’t use your laptop, talk on the phone, or eat while you’re on it.


6. A dirty mattress
It’s ideal to air out your mattress once a month to get rid of the bacteria caused by dirt, dust mites, and mold. These may cause allergies that keep you awake at night.

7. Lack of exercise
Exercise has been proven to improve sleep quality, but it's not advisable to work out three to four hours before bedtime.

For more info on things that can affect your sleep patterns, head to cosmo.ph!

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