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Sleep Doctor Explains How To Get The Best Sleep On A Sunday Night

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Sleep Doctor Explains How To Get The Best Sleep On A Sunday Night

Do you find that you struggle to sleep, particularly on Sunday nights? Well, this sleep doctor might have just the answer for a good snooze which will lead to a productive Monday:

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Dr Luis Chug posted the clip on to TikTok alongside his tips which include: exposing yourself to light early on Sunday morning, limiting your caffeine intake, limiting electronic devices an hour before sleep, decreasing light exposure on Sunday evening, not having a heavy or late dinner, limiting alcohol consumption, swerving 'hanging out' on Sunday evening and exercising early in the morning.

Dr Chug says that this will help you to sleep better and have a much more productive day on Monday - what everyone needs at the start of a new week, right?

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Sharing the same video on his Instagram page the doctor - who specialises in sleep and lungs - wrote: "One of the easy fix, that I recommend my patients with sleep disorders is to improve their sleep hygiene and to understand their internal sleep clock."

Credit: TikTok/luischugmd
Credit: TikTok/luischugmd

He went on to add: "It is not uncommon to see people struggle at the beginning of their weekday due to bad sleep habits during the weekends.

"We have to remember that light is the strongest stimulant for us to stay awake so if you want to regulate your circadian rhythm understand what delays or advances your sleep phase.

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"Early exposure to sun helps us to sleep earlier (sleep advance) and late exposure to sun on evenings makes us sleep later(sleep delay)."

Since posting the video over 3,600 people have watched it, with one refusing to take on one of the tips, writing: "Sorry electronics before before are a must."

Another person asked: "What do you think about listening to music to help you fall asleep?" Dr Chug replied: "White noise, yes if it makes you relax and not arouse, all good."

The person then said: "What about an electronic playing a boring story?" The doctor wrote: "Sure, as long as the electronic doesn't have a strong light or story arouses your mind."

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Don't want this to be you on Monday morning. Credit: PA
Don't want this to be you on Monday morning. Credit: PA

Apparently, you should also be wearing socks when you sleep - which makes me feel targeted.

Dr Karan Raj, who has amassed quite a following with his bitesize pieces of medical wisdom, explained: "Wearing socks to bed increases the blood circulation to your feet this causes your blood vessels to vasodilate - they widen.

"When the blood vessels widen they can get rid of heat much quicker because of the much bigger surface areas.

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"This allows your core body temperature to cool down at a faster rate than normal, and a lower core body temperature is needed for optimal sleep. If you want better feet, cover your feet."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/luischugmd

Topics: Interesting, Sleep, Community

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