Sleep is just as important as nutrition and exercise to help you function at your best. But when you’re juggling work, kids and everyday life, a good night’s sleep may seem unattainable. In fact, 35% of people feel they don’t get enough sleep.
Adults need seven to nine hours of quality sleep each night. In honor of World Sleep Day on March 19, consider the following tips to prioritize your sleep:
- Avoid drinking caffeine within six hours of bedtime.
- Stop watching television and using your phone and other electronic devices for at least 30 minutes before bedtime.
- Create a relaxing bedtime routine to help your brain unwind and recognize that it’s time to sleep.
- Keep your bedroom cool, dark and quiet.
If you’re regularly feeling tired upon waking up, or throughout the day, you may be experiencing some underlying issues. Talk to your doctor about any concerns.
3 Elements of Quality Sleep
- Continuity – Sleep periods should be seamless without interruption.
- Depth – Sleep should be deep enough to be restorative.
- Duration – Sleep should last long enough for the sleeper to be refreshed and alert the following day.
Source: World Sleep Society
By Zywave, Inc.