We all know how important sleep hygiene is, but that doesn’t mean we actually follow the recommendations set forth by experts to a tee. In fact, most people do all kinds of things that mess with their sleep habits, from lying in the dark with a smartphone in hand to having a glass of wine right before bed, even though they know that they’re not supposed to be doing it.
But what if you knew that your nighttime routine was actually having a negative impact on your brain health? According to sleep experts, what you do between the sheets could have a major impact on how your mind functions—and we don’t mean that in a fun way. Yes, anything that messes with your sleep quality is bad for your brain, too.
Struggling to get a good night's sleep? These are the most common nightly routine mistakes that impact brain health, plus how to remedy them.