Did you know that more than one third of American adults get less than their recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night? Too many blow it off as a luxury, when in reality proper sleep can add years to your life. You’ve likely heard a few of these tips for a better night’s sleep before, but that’s because they really work. Sometimes, the common wisdom really is the best!
First of all, it’s important to keep a regular sleep routine. If you go to bed and wake up at roughly the same time each day, your body’s internal clock will understand when it’s time to go to bed and begin to shut down, and it will wake you up when it’s time to go! You should also make your bedroom as sleep-friendly as possible. Cool, dark, and quiet are the name of the game. If you have a lot of noise in your neighborhood, a white noise machine or ear plugs should do the trick. Finally, there are certain things you should never do right before bed. Exercising as well as drinking caffeine or alcohol will mess with your sleep. Exercising regularly can help you sleep better overall, but will have a negative effect if you do it too close to bedtime.
Read the full article here: 6 Expert Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep