Check out these healthy sleep habits to ensure you are getting enough sleep.
Get enough sleep
Sleep recommendations can vary based on a person’s age.
- 18-60 years old - 7 or more hours of sleep per night
- 61-64 years old - 7-9 hours of sleep per night
- 65+ years old - 7-8 hours of sleep per night
Keep a regular sleep schedule
A regular sleep schedule will aid in getting a good night’s sleep.This is because our body starts to recognize when it is time to go to bed and calm down, and our body likes to stay in a regular pattern.It is essential to give yourself time to relax and unwind before bed and get in the appropriate mindset.It is also recommended to avoid napping during the day because it may lead to difficulty falling asleep at night.
Make your bedroom just for sleeping
Your bedroom should be a sacred space that is designated for sleep.Making sure your bedroom is dark, quiet, and comfortable will help in promoting quality sleep.
Turn off the electronics
Using electronics right before bed should be avoided to prevent distractions and overstimulating your brain before bed.
Avoid consuming alcohol and caffeine
Consuming caffeine before bed can result in overstimulating the brain, causing difficulty falling asleep. Avoiding alcohol before bed is also important because it may lead to sleep disturbances.
In conclusion, quality sleep is vital for many aspects of our lives and can directly influence our health in the future. Practicing good sleep habits will help you get the good quality sleep your body needs to optimize your health.
- Coach Mariah