Three Ways to Ensure You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

by Romana Greene
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Sleep is the most important thing in life. It is as simple as that. No other factor has such a huge impact on your health and wellbeing. You need to sleep between 7 to 9 hours a day. Yet many people don’t. Here are three simple ways to ensure you are getting enough sleep.

Make Sleep a Priority

Stop putting other things above sleep in your life. So many people wake up early to go to the gym or work. Yet if they are losing sleep to do this they are going to have a bad workout or workday. Studies have shown that even 6 hours of sleep will leave you to dramatically underperform by around 30% in sports activities. Lack of sleep can lead to heart attacks too. Studies have shown that at Daylight Savings each year when an hour of sleep is lost the number of heart attacks jumps across the world, six months later when we get an extra hour of sleep the number of heart attacks reduces substantially. You must start to realize that sleep is the crucial foundation to build everything else upon.

Limit electronic devices.

Electronic devices have invaded our homes. They are the first thing we see in the morning and the last thing at night. They are unhealthy in many ways but the false lighting keeps our brains awake too long. Don’t allow yourself to look at electronic devices for at least an hour before sleep so that your body can slowly start to wind down.

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Have a routine

If you don’t have a set routine you are messing with your brain. Waking up at sporadic hours each day means your body clock can’t figure out what you are doing. Even if you wake up at 6 am every weekday and then stay in bed till 10 am on weekends this is still enough to confuse your system. Have a set wake up time, each day, every day.

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