10 Tips For a Better Night SleepPosted by Ben Tiffany on
Sleep disorders affect more than 40 million Americans. We all can agree that when one does not receive a good night sleep, productivity goes down. In the United States, it is estimated that employers lose $16 billion in lost productivity every year. In fact, 25% of U.S. adults report insufficient sleep at least 15 out of every 30 days.
Why is Sleep Health Important?
- Sleep is an essential, often neglected, component of every person's overall health and well being. Sleep is important for so many reasons. Sleep enables the body to repair itself for another day while being linked to multiple brain functions, including cognitive ability, productivity, and concentration.
- Sufficient sleep is imperative to fight off infection, preventing diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity.
- A good night's sleep can assist in helping an individual consume fewer calories during the day.
- Good sleep health is responsible for more energy, better coordination, improved speed, and better mental functioning. It can even prevent depression!
Ready For A Better Night's Sleep?
Here are 10 tips that can help:
- Sunlight or bright artificial light can improve sleep quality and the duration time of how much you sleep.
- Put down your electronic devices at least 2 hours before heading off to bed.
- Stay away from caffeine up to 6 hours before bed.
- Reduce long day time naps.
- Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
- Set your ideal bedroom temperature.
- Avoid eating late in the evening.
- Take a relaxing bath or shower
- Avoid Nicotine, completely.
- Seek professional help, see a doctor.
The bottom line is that sleep plays a huge role in your health, your productivity, and living an overall better life. If you are affected by this, make sleep your top priority and incorporate some of our helpful tips today.
Source: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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