How to Sleep Better Than Ever

If you struggle to leave your warm, comfortable bed in the morning, you’re not alone. Approximately 40% of Americans get less than the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. In fact, the percentage of people who actually get the sleep they need has declined in recent years. The CDC now considers sleep deprivation a “public health epidemic.”

If you’re among the sleep-deprived, it’s time to change course.  

Benefits of Sleep 

Sleep is hugely important to your health.

Getting enough sleep reduces stress, mood swings, chronic pain and inflammation, and risks for cardiovascular disease, stroke, depression, obesity, and diabetes.

Meanwhile, sufficient sleep helps to sustain cognition, memory, concentration, immune function, decision making, and interpersonal relationships.  

Good Sleep Hygiene

What is sleep hygiene? Essentially, the habits that promote sleep quality and daytime alertness. Improving these practices ensures we’re spending the right amount of time in bed and that we reap the benefits of healthy sleep. 

But it’s important to remember: Sleep hygiene doesn’t start when we brush our teeth and climb into bed. It needs to be considered throughout your day in order to be effective.

Here are some quick tips to help improve your sleep hygiene.

Feel Better.
Live Better.

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