How to Get a Great Night's Rest
Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to living a healthy life. However, as we all know, there are many things that affect our ability to get great sleep. From our diet to our environment, but luckily there are ways to curate the perfect sleep regime to avoid minor to major health issues. Sleep deprivation can have a negative impact internally and externally.
Internally, it can affect our mood, our creativity, and productivity. It also has a huge effect on our immune system which can cause chronic diseases, dementia, high blood pressure, inflammation, diabetes, cancer, stress, depression, among other things. Externally, your skin and weight can also take a hit.
It is said that if you’re between the ages 18 to 64, you should be getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. If you’re 65 and older, 7 to 8 hours is ideal. Due to the many aspects to consider in regards to sleep, we have compiled a list of tips to help you on your journey to a regulated sleep schedule and a healthier lifestyle.
Setting up the right environment for sleep is essential. The right environment can help you fall asleep quickly and will also help you stay asleep for those 7 to 9 hours that you most certainly need. There are so many things you can implement to improve your current sleep environment. Here are a few recommendations:
When it comes to sleep, it is important to have a set routine. As part of your routine, it is important to sleep early and to avoid drinking anything 2 hours before bed, and avoid eating 3 hours before bed. Having a set time every night will allow your body to know exactly when it’s time to sleep and when it’s time to wake up. Whether it’s taking a hot bath to wind down, or drinking chamomile tea with honey before bed, here are a few things to include in your routine:
Although setting up the right environment and establishing a routine can help, it is important to make the following lifestyle changes to further enhance your sleep:
By curating the perfect environment, creating a routine and implementing lifestyle changes you are on your way to a good night’s sleep. These simple changes will give you that perfect sleep regimen and will in turn, give you the energy to do the things you love, every day.
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