Why you shouldn't laugh at night: the superstition really works

Alina MilsentLife
It is especially not advisable for children to laugh at night

Many people have heard the childhood warning: "Don't laugh at night - you'll cry in the morning." It turns out that this is not just a popular saying or superstition.

Experts who study sleep problems note that the sign really works. OBOZREVATEL presents arguments against this behavior in the evening.

This is primarily due to the nervous system. Psychologists fully agree with somnologists, adding that you should prepare for bed in advance and carefully.

The explanation is straightforward: laughter, like any strong emotion, causes the nervous system to become excited. A person won't be able to fall asleep for a long time; they will be disturbed by obsessive thoughts. Even if they do manage to fall asleep, there is a high probability that they will have nightmares all night.

Naturally, in the morning, you will feel tired and weak. You may have a headache or blood pressure problems. Your attention will be scattered, and you will not be able to concentrate on important issues, which may lead to difficulties and problems.

Especially small children are not advised to laugh before bedtime. They have a vulnerable nervous system, and their sleep patterns can be disrupted by the slightest disturbance. That's why children usually need evening rituals - a bedtime story, a lullaby, a warm bath, a favorite toy.

This advice also applies to adults. Before going to bed, it is better to avoid unnecessary stress. Put down your smartphone, don't read the news. Take a bath, eat a light meal (it can be an apple or salad), and listen to calm music. If you like to read before bed, choose an interesting and enjoyable story, and leave thrillers for the daytime.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked about the top 5 foods that are better not to eat at night because they can cause insomnia.

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