September 27, 2016
Getting Good Sleep
If you have difficulty sleeping, it might be time to examine your sleep behaviors. Each person is a little different, but the following tips can improve the quality of your sleep.
Try to go to bed and get up at the same time every day, even on weekends. Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual to ‘wind down’ and prepare your body for rest. Evaluate your bedroom for ‘sleep friendly’ conditions in terms of the temperature, sound and light, including light emitted from electronics. Avoid heavy meals prior to bedtime, as well as alcohol and caffeine for several hours before going to bed. Regular exercise, though not right before bedtime, can also contribute to restful sleep. (Source: National Sleep Foundation)
This wellness tip brought to you by the Healthy You wellness team.