Did you know that a normal amount of sleep per night for an adult is typically 7-9 hours?
Sleep is vital for survival; it helps us process information, reinforce memories and maintain our bodies, helping us function day to day.
1. Sleep environment
2. Lights out
Make sure the bedroom is as dark as possible. Plus, avoid looking at screens ahead of going to bed, as the blue light disrupts melatonin (the sleep hormone) levels and keeps you wakeful.
3. Cut down on stress
Stress is the most common cause of sleeplessness.
• Switch to foods rich in B vitamins and other vitamins and minerals such as nuts and seeds instead of reaching for sugary snacks
• Just breathe – practice some breathing exercises. Some mindfulness apps are available for phones and tablets and could help boost positivity.
4. Consistent sleep routine
5. Avoid stimulants before bed
6. Careful exercise