Here’s Why You Should Never Get Up To Pee In The Middle Of The Night

If you slowly exit dreamland and realize you’re awake again, try to hold perfectly still.

When you realize you’re awake, it might be tempting to sit up in bed, but it’s better for your sleep cycle if you remain reclined.

That’s because just the minor motion of sitting up actually raises your heart rate. Your heart beats slowly when you’re asleep, and sitting up starts it pumping faster. This in turn boosts blood flow to the brain, causing you become more alert and less asleep.

DON’T: Check Your Phone

DON'T: Check Your Phone

Laura Caseley for LittleThings
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