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.