Cold weather in winter makes people become lazy, forming many bad habits, especially when sleeping harmful to health. Here are the common mistakes you should avoid when sleeping to ensure your health in the winter.
Wearing too warm at bedtime
The most popular way many people use to deal with the cold is wearing many clothes. This will be good in the daytime, but it restricts breathing, causing poor breathing at night. Moreover, wearing too warm during sleep can make the body hot, sweat a lot then you will not sleep well. Ideally, you should choose a costume with a moderate thickness and cool material to create the most comfortable feeling when sleeping.
Wrapping blanket around head when sleeping
In winter, the temperature drops sharply at night so many people have the habit of wrapping blanket around head to keep warm while sleeping. However, this is very dangerous because you will be isolated from the air through the thick blanket. At this time, the amount of oxygen you inhale is limited while CO2 is more and more. Therefore, if keep wrapping a blanket around head while sleeping, you will inhale harmful substances emitted by yourself. Besides, when doing that, the agencies in the body not getting enough oxygen will perform poorly, affecting the quality of sleep badly. It can cause you dyspnea, nightmares even headache, drowsiness when awake.
Exercising immediately after waking up
Taking exercise in the morning is a healthy habit, but in the winter, you should not do this immediately after waking up. The reason is that during sleep the activities of the organs switch to the lowest, if you exercise instantly after getting out of bed, the body will not accommodate timely resulting in the risks of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Correspondingly, take some time to make sure that you are awake, the organs in the body gradually run smoothly before exercising. Note that you should warm up your body carefully, the movements should be set from gentle to stronger to avoid unintended cardiovascular diseases.
Sleeping more in winter
In winter, the sunset is earlier making the release of melatonin is pushed up, the body does not distinguish between day and night, resulting in sleep disorder. This makes many people form habits as sleep early and sleep more. However, experts have emphasized that sleeping too much will harm to the body. It disrupts the circadian rhythm of the body’s internal organs, leading to endocrine disorder, causing aches and pains, obesity, at the same time affecting spirit adversely, causing depression.
Folding blankets immediately after waking up
The habit of folding blankets as soon as waking up is quite good, but only in summer while in winter, this can bring adverse effects to health. The reason is that in the process of respiration during sleep, we emit nearly 150 types of toxic gases and folding blankets accidentally retains these toxic gases. Thus, after waking up the first thing you should do is open the windows for ventilation then overturn all blankets. While waiting for toxic gases in blankets fly away you can enlist to tidy yourself up before returning to fold blankets.
Sleeping in a closed room
To avoid the cold, we often close all the doors and windows when sleeping. However, this will make the indoor air stuffy, especially with small and crowded houses, the air even more contaminated. In that condition, CO2 and bacteria will grow more and more, inhaling that kind of atmosphere in the long time will gradually affect sleep and cause health harm.