Top 15 Better Sleep Tips

A good night’s sleep can do wonders for your body and mind. Sleep improves your memory, minimizes stress, effectively treats inflammation and helps keep your heart healthy and strong.

 

 

Americans are in the midst of what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called a national sleep epidemic, and society is feeling the impact. In fact, nearly 8 in 10 Americans admit they would feel better and more prepared for the day if they had an extra hour of sleep.

Luckily, solutions are not out of reach. The sleep tips below are the Better Sleep Council’s trusted solutions to help avoid the damaging effects of sleep deprivation and general grogginess after a poor night’s sleep.  In short, these tips on how to sleep better can make Monday mornings – and every other morning – a lot easier to handle.

  1. Make sleep a priority. Keep a consistent sleep and wake schedule – even on the weekends. If necessary, try adding sleep to your to-do list. And don’t be late.
  2. Maintain a relaxing sleep routine. Create a bedtime routine that relaxes you. Experts recommend reading a book, listening to soothing music or soaking in a hot bath.
  3. Create a sleep sanctuary. Your bedroom should be a haven of comfort. Create a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable and cool for the best sleep possible. Consider a bedroom makeover.
  4. Evaluate your sleep system. Your mattress and pillow should provide full comfort and support. Your bed and your body will naturally change over time, so if your mattress is seven years old (or older), it may be time for a new one. Pillows should generally be replaced every year.
  5. Keep work materials out. The bedroom should be used for sleep and sex only. Keep stressors, such as work, outside the bedroom.
  6. Banish technology. Television, smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers should be kept out of the bedroom. Intense backlighting of electronics triggers stimulating chemicals in the brain that tell your body it’s time to be awake.

 

Read more: http://bettersleep.org/better-sleep/how-to-sleep-better/sleep-tips/

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