Five Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

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A good night’s sleep goes beyond improving mood and diminishing dark circles – it’s also an essential and necessary part of life which all animals take part. So getting good sleep is pretty important, and here are five tips for doing just that:

1. Making getting adequate sleep a priority. It is recommended that adults get 7 or 8 hours of sleep per night. If you fall below 7, your performance during that day may begin to suffer. Younger people need at least nine hours pf sleep a night.

2. Go to bed at the same time every night. Create a “going to bed” ritual and try to start the ritual every night at the same time.

3. Consult a physician if you believe you might suffer form a sleep disorder (i.e., sleep apnea,  insomnia). Don’t rush into medication if you have insomnia, there are many behavioral changes that could bring you the same results as medication. If you’re uncomfy during the night, you may need a new mattress. Many stores sell lots of different mattress sizes so you will be spoilt for choice!

4.Exercising during the day will help to improve sleep. Also, watch what you consume before bedtime. Substances such as alcohol and caffeine can interfere with a good night’s sleep.

5.Turn off all electronics 30 minutes before bedtime. The light emitted from many modern screens and actually fool the body into thinking the sun is out, which can disrupt the natural cycle of falling to sleep .