This Is The Worst Thing You Can Do Before Going To Bed

by | Sep 25, 2017

We all know that going to bed angry is bad for your relationship, but new research has revealed how negatively it can affect your sleep.

Psychologists from Iowa State University monitored the sleep of 436 volunteers after they completed a questionnaire about their anger levels. They found that participants who rated themselves as generally angry and admitted they struggled to control their temper, slept worse.

“These findings add to the growing evidence that being prone to anger may lead to poor sleep and that anger and sleep are intimately connected,” the researchers state.

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It’s suggested that anger has both a mental and physical influence on sleep habits. Not only are people unable to nod off while they dwell on their frustrations, these angry emotions can also increase cardiovascular activity making sleep even harder to come by.

And when you’ve had a bad night’s sleep you’re likely to be eve more on edge, or ‘slangry’, so it’s likely the vicious cycle will continue.

Furthermore, previous research has found that it’s more difficult to suppress a negative memory after sleeping, compared to before. So if you’re stewing over something, sleeping on it will only make it worse.

Considering how vitally important sleep is for your overall health it’s definitely worth letting your worries go before you hit the hay.

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Dating is a minefield. With social distancing restrictions still largely in place, it’s fair to say that most of us are resorting to the apps when it comes to making a lasting connection - or simply looking for a short-lived good time. But even then, the platforms are fraught with their own challenges. From bios that offer a scattering of emojis and one-liners that leave little to be desired, to the profile pics that are at least a decade old, red flags are bound to come up even before you’ve met in person. But where things truly get interesting is in the dating phase. Anyone who has ever been in a relationship to see it end badly can likely admit that the thing that saw you end it, was probably also one you saw coming from the start. These relationship ‘red flags’ present themselves early on, but of course, in the throes of buddying romance, we ignore them, our rose-coloured glasses turning the red into a warm and inviting shade of pink. 

Thankfully, those on Twitter are here to ensure you spot the red flags early in order to avoid the devastation that comes with wasted time and a broken heart. The red flag emoji has been taking over the Twitter world as people share the range of red flags they know now to avoid in relationships and dating. These are the warning signs in what people say and do that signal something more unfavourable, and in some instances such traits can even lead to deeper, even abusive characteristics. 

According to data released by Twitter, between October 10th and 13th, the app saw a 21 per cent increase in the red flag emoji usage, with a staggering 1.5 million tweets shared during this time. It appears that when it comes to red flags, we’ve all seen them and can either relate or offer up our own advice. While some of the Tweets can only garner an aggressive head nod in appreciation, others are more lighthearted and show the intensely personal nature of dating whereby something that might not affect someone else, proves disastrous for another. For instance, one Twitter user shared the Tweet, “I got an Android” and to be honest, yeah, we get it. Who wants to be living in that world of GREEN TEXT! Another shared, “Shrek is not that good.” Disliking Shrek? It’s impossible. 

Below are some of the best examples of the red flag Tweet we’ve seen.