Sleep is important for many reasons.
Kids and babies require lots of sleep because of all the developing that’s going on in their brain and body.
Approximately 15% of Americans report not getting enough sleep, and 50-70 million have chronic sleep disorders.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that adults aged 18–60 years sleep at least 7 hours each night to promote optimal health and well-being.
Some benefits of sleep include improved brain function/mood, reduce risk of all disease, reduced mortality rate and helps to keep weight under control.
If you’re not getting the 7-8 hours you need each night, try these tips and see how they can help you.
1. Stick to a consistent sleep schedule:
Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. This can help regulate your circadian rhythm and improve the quality of your sleep.
2. Create a sleep-conducive environment:
Make sure your bedroom is cool, quiet, and dark. Use earplugs or a white noise machine if necessary, and consider using blackout curtains to block out light.
3. Limit exposure to screens before bedtime: The blue light emitted by screens can interfere with your circadian rhythm and make it harder to fall asleep. Try to limit your exposure to screens for at least an hour before bedtime and consider using blue light-blocking glasses if necessary.
Overall, getting enough quality sleep is important for your overall health and well-being.
By sticking to a consistent sleep schedule, creating a sleep-conducive environment, and limiting your exposure to screens before bedtime, you can improve the quality of your sleep and feel more refreshed and energized in the morning.
Try it and report back if it helps you!
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