Did you know most Americans don’t get enough sleep? But those who do get a full night of quality sleep are more likely to have more energy, have less stress and a clearer mind as they navigate their day. However, if you’re one of the millions of adult Americans who often suffer sleepless nights, you may end up the next day feeling sluggish, irritable and even more susceptible to illness. A good night’s sleep affects both our mental and physical health and it’s vital to our overall well-being.
TIPS FOR GETTING a GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP
- Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. Even on weekends. This helps to regulate your body’s clock and could help you fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.
- Avoid napping, especially in the afternoon.
- Get enough exercise each day. Vigorous exercise is best, but even light exercise can help.
- Maintain a bedtime ritual to relax and wind down your day.
- Keep your bedroom cool – between 62-67 degrees. Eliminate noise disturbances. Consider black-out shades, eye mask, ear plugs or even a fan or background sounds.
- Make sure your mattress and pillows are comfortable and support you. If your mattress is more than 10 years old, it’s time to replace it. Improved immune system