How to Sleep Your Way to Better Health

Besides eating well and exercising, getting restorative sleep may be the next best thing for a healthy lifestyle. During our quarantine, our schedules have been turned upside down. Our weekly meetings are canceled, TV and alcohol consumption has increased as a country, we are taking care of kids, grandkids, or grandparents that we normally don’t. Throw in some civil unrest and you certainly have a recipe for sleepless nights.  With our regular schedule turned on its head, what can we do to ensure we are getting a good night’s sleep?


The CDC recommends the following for good sleep hygiene:

  1. Be consistent. Go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, including on the weekends
  2. Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, relaxing, and at a comfortable temperature
  3. Remove electronic devices, such as TVs, computers, and smartphones, from the bedroom
  4. Avoid large meals, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime
  5. Get some exercise. Being physically active during the day can help you fall asleep more easily at night.


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