Sweet Dreams

SNOOZE BET­TER TO WAKE UP FRESHER, WITH THESE TIPS FOR A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP. BY NG POH HIAN & LIM TSIAO HUI

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SLEEP-IN­DUC­ING COLOURS

Stick to a calm­ing shade of blue, green or yel­low. A study to look at the in­flu­ence of colour on sleep qual­ity, by ho­tel-book­ing web­site Trav­elodge, found that these were the most con­ducive to a good night’s sleep. Pur­ple, grey and brown bed­rooms, on the other hand, gave sleep­ers the least amount of shut-eye.

DIM THE ROOM

The darker, the bet­ter. When the retina in your eyes de­tects low or no light, it sends sig­nals to the brain to pro­duce mela­tonin, a hor­mone that tells your body it’s time to sleep, ex­plains Dr Kenny Pang, ENT and sleep specialist at Asia Sleep Cen­tre.

Tip: If you need to use the bath­room at night, switch on a dim light to help you see – you might have trou­ble fall­ing asleep again af­ter bright light has stim­u­lated your senses.

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