5 Tips For Better Sleep

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5 Tips For Better Sleep

Quality sleep is as essential to your health as exercise and nutrition!

Studies show that individuals who get less than 7-8 hours of sleep per night are at a significantly increased risk of several health issues, from obesity and diabetes to heart attacks and high blood pressure, to name a few. 

There is no argument that getting good rest is critical, but still, many suffer from poor sleep.

While many factors go into your sleep, here are some simple things you can do right now to improve your sleep tonight!

This brings me to tip #1 for getting better sleep.

Turn off electronics. Put your phone away (better yet on do not disturb) and turn the tv off at least 30 minutes before heading to bed. Scrolling social media, checking email, or watching tv all keep your mind on alert, and will keep your body from preparing to rest, making falling asleep much harder.

Tip #2 for getting better sleep. 

Cut down on alcohol. While alcohol can make you feel sleepy and relaxed, studies show that even having 1-2 drinks per night can have a negative affect on your quality and quantity of sleep. If you enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, be my guest. But if you’ve tried everything else and still struggling to stay asleep consider swapping out the wine for a bubbly water or cup of tea.

Tip #3 for getting better sleep.

Read a book. Since you’re already not staring at your phone or tv, it’s time to pick up that novel you’ve been meaning to read. I don’t recommend reading anything that makes you think too much. This is the time for pure, mindless reading. Before you know it, your eyes will be getting heavy.

Tip #4 for getting better sleep. 

Keep it cool! Ensuring your room isn't too warm is an essential part of getting good sleep because it helps to cool your body temperature down which promotes deep sleep. Keeping your room around 68-72 degrees fahrenheit is optimal for sleeping. 

Tip #5 for getting better sleep.

Consistency is key. When it comes to getting better sleep our body responds best on a routine. If you can, set a bedtime for yourself and try to stick with it. After a while your body will start to naturally wind down around bedtime, making the transition to sleep easier and easier.

Jaime Duggan

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