Want A Perfect Night’s SleepPerfect Night’s Sleep? This Doctor Tells You How To Sleep Better With ‘3-2-1’ Bedtime Routine
Of all the things, sleep is one of the most vital parts of our existence. Without it, we would cease to function. However, there are many people who have complained of failing to sleep properly despite trying all tips and methods.
If you are someone who needs some much needed solution to this problem, look no further than this sleep hack by Dr Karan Rajan, a National Health Service (NHS) surgeon.
In his latest health tips video, a clinical lecturer at Imperial College London and University of Sunderland, Dr Karan shared a “cheeky sleep hack” for the perfect night’s sleep.
In an appearance on BBC Morning Live, he explained the “3-2-1″ bedtime routine. He also shared the video on YouTube.
The doctor says the method tells you what to do three, two, and one hour before bed and promises it will help you achieve the “perfect” night’s sleep.
“Three hours before bed, don’t have any huge meals or alcohol. Alcohol stops you from having your rapid eye movement [REM] sleep which you need to have a deep restorative sleep,” he said.
He added: “Having a large meal before bed can increase the risk of acid reflux and indigestion and this can affect your sleep quality.”
Dr Karan then explains the next number and advises people to “get rid of the work”. “You need to be in a relaxed state of mind and winding down,” he added.
The final tip he admits “everyone” will struggle with. One hour before bed you should not be looking at any electronic screens.
He added: “That means that late night Netflix has got to go.”
Since the clip was uploaded, it has been watched more than half a million times and thousands of people have “liked” it and left comments.
Many people agreed that the “no screens” rule was too much for them to handle.
One person said: “I’d rather stay awake forever. No way I shut off the TV during sleep.”
A second said: “Well that’s not true, the amount of times I’ve fallen asleep on the sofa watching Netflix.”