Sleep restores us and heals us. Most of us need between 7 to 9 hours each night to feel our best. We know it can be tough to follow all of the recommendations for healthy sleep, so just try to master one at a time and add more healthy habits as you are able to.
Here are some tips to develop proper sleep hygiene to help you sleep your best:
- Set a sleep schedule and stick to it. Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day will help program your body to feeling sleepy at night and waking up refreshed.
- Dim the lights in the evening and establish a relaxing bedtime routine. A warm bath can help you relax.
- Keep your bedroom cool and dark.
- Do not watch TV before bed, or use tablets, phones, or other light emitting devices which will only stimulate you to stay awake.
- Avoid meals, alcohol and caffeine close to bedtime.
- Do not take late naps, especially after 3PM.
- Use a sound conditioner, sleep mask, or blackout curtains if you need them.
- Exercise daily, but avoid vigorous exercise close to bedtime.
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