30 May Do you sleep like a baby?
Sleep. Probably one of the most underrated factors of a person’s health status. Along those lines, here are two questions for you:
- Do you have a bedtime?
- How many hours do you sleep per night?
According to Harvard Health, “One in five Americans sleeps less than six hours a night—a trend that can have serious personal health consequences.” It is recommended that adults aim for 7-8 hours of sleep nightly. Adequate sleeps aids in a multitude of health factors, but here are a few: improved memory, reduced inflammation, sharpened mental acuity, reduced stress, healthy weight, and better mood.
Studies show that a nightly routine, including a set bedtime, is enormously helpful in establishing a healthy sleep life. Additionally, if you think it’s time to be intentional about getting quality sleep, here are Twelve Simple Tips from Harvard Health: http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/getting/overcoming/tips