What is a good night’s sleep? For some of us, it’s an elusive treat. But, what if there was a way to improve your odds of getting a good night’s sleep? Try these top 10 secrets and get that restful, restorative sleep you deserve.
One of the most important things you can do for good physical health and your overall well-being, is to get an adequate amount of sleep each night. The U.S. National Library of Medicine recommends that school aged children get at least 10 hours of sleep daily, teens between 9 and 10 hours daily, and adults between 7 and 8 hours daily. Establishing a healthy bedtime routine will help you to accomplish this adequate sleep goal.
You probably know that it’s advised to practice good hygiene to keep yourself healthy, and to help prevent the spread of diseases. But did you know that “sleep hygiene” plays an important role in getting the quality sleep that you need each and every night?
Getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night may seem like a long lost memory, let alone a luxury. But not getting enough sleep is known to have health consequences. Accumulating research suggests that sleep deprivation, even in the short term, could pave the way for anxiety, weight gain, insulin sensitivity, stroke and heart disease, memory impairment, hypertension and, well, you get the picture. Sleep deprivation is not okay.