As winter is approaching, people across the country are gearing up for the endless wedding festivities. And, it’s not just the main events such as the mehndi, baraat or the valima that will take a toll on everyone. From fun yet exhausting dance practices and last minute shopping sprees to some of us travelling between cities for to attend weddings, the upcoming festive season is bound to disturb our sleeping pattern.
Compiled from The Weekend Leader, here are five ways you can catch up on some quality sleep amid all the chaos.
1. Carry your own pillow
If you’re travelling to another city or country, chances are that you might be sleeping in someone else’s bed or even on the couch for that matter. For most of us, sleeping on a new bed might not be comfortable. You might even get a sloppy pillow that will make your neck stiff overnight. To avoid yourself from tiring out even more, make sure you carry your own, height-adjustable pillow. The advanced technology used in the creation of these pillows will take the shape of your neck and align perfectly with your spinal cord. This will help you sleep better at night.
2. Invest in a high-quality mattress
If you’re a sibling of the bride or groom, be prepared to do most of the work around the house. After a tiring day of shopping, hosting guests and meeting friends and family, you’ll want to hit the sack in peace. Splurge on a well-designed, orthopedic and comfortable foam mattress. It will guarantee a good night’s sleep and make you feel energised for yet another day of chores.
3. Enjoy the outdoors
Desi festivities tend to revolve around house parties or singing wedding songs all night. While these are a lot of fun, they can easily disturb your sleeping habits. Instead of staying at home all day, opt for outdoor activities. Have a good game of cricket or football with the bride and groom’s team or plan some pool-side brunches. This will keep your bodily processes running as per usual and tire you enough for a restful sleep.
4. Watch what you eat and drink
Wedding season brings along a lot of samosas, pakoras and biryani with it. While soft drinks are a definite no-no, cold weather increases chai cravings. It’s extremely tough to control the temptation but excessive consumption of such foods can cause digestion issues at night. Avoid munching on the guilty-goodies and opt for healthier options.
5. Follow basic sleep hygiene
Make sure your room is at an ideal temperature before you get in bed. Keep away from the laptop, TV and mobile phones as the screen lights can alter your sleeping habits. Make sure your hands and feet are warm and that your room is dark and quiet. This will help induce sleep and pave way for an ample amount of rest.
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