As the celebration of National Women’s Health Week comes to a close, we want you to know that we will continue to celebrate you throughout the year. You don’t just get one week. But this one week is a way for all women to focus on their health, and pick areas in which they can improve.
Most adults agree that they don’t get enough sleep. This is endemic of our society. You need sleep in order to function properly in all areas of your life, and when you are more rested you are more likely to make better decisions regarding eating, exercises, and safe behaviors. Here is some useful information regarding sleep, and ways in which you can work to improve it:
- Adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
- Besides for the amount of sleep, it should also be good quality.
- Turn off all screens two hours before bedtime. This will help you unwind, and tell your mind it is no longer daytime.
- Create a bedtime routine; just like kids have a set routine, adults need one too. By following the same routine every night, it will help put your mind into sleep mode.
- Be consistent- go to sleep the same time every night, and wake up the same time each morning. This will help you regulate your body’s time to recharge, and keep things functioning properly.
- Be sure your bedroom is dark, quiet and relaxing, and set at a comfortable temperature. It should not be too hot or too cold, in order to have an uninterrupted sleep.
- Do not have any screens in the bedroom; this will train your brain to know that the bedroom is only for sleeping, thereby making it easier to fall asleep faster.
- Avoid large meals before bedtime; stop eating 2-3 hours before you go to sleep.
- Don’t drink any alcohol or caffeine too close to bedtime.
- Avoid tobacco or nicotine products before bed. Nicotine is a stimulant, and will cause you to stay awake for longer.
- Exercising during the day can help you fall asleep faster. Make sure to eat right and get your exercise in, for a long and proper sleep.
Get your beauty sleep in today, so you can have a better tomorrow.
- Posted by Altie Seigel
- On May 17, 2019