December 1, 2017

How To Improve Your Sleep Habits

Are you sleep deprived? If you’re feeling sleepy and wish you could log a few more hours of rest, you’re not alone. According to the CDC.gov, 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep. If this sounds like you, it might be time to improve your sleep habits.

Man in suit sound asleep on cozy bed

How many hours of sleep do you get every night? 10? 8? 6? Less? CDC.gov notes that the “American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that adults aged 18–60 years sleep at least 7 hours each night to promote optimal health and well-being.” That may sound like a lot of sleep time, but sleep is essential if you want to perform your best.

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There’s nothing worse than feeling totally and completely exhausted. And there’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep. When you’re well rested, it’s easy to be the best that you can be. You’ll have more energy, excitement, and enthusiasm for life. This will directly translate into any activity that you’re engaged in – including finding a job.

If you want to improve your sleep habits, here’s what you need to do:

  • Assess Your Sleep Patterns
  • Change Your Lifestyle
  • Set A Routine
  • Turn Off Technology
  • Switch Your Career
  • Create The Right Sleep Environment
  • Monitor Your Food/Drink Intake
  • Exercise More
  • Avoid Naps

Do these things and you’ll hopefully start to log a few more hours of rest. If nothing works for you, you may need to seek professional help. The most important thing that you can do is get the rest that you deserve. When you do this, you’ll decrease your risk of traumatic accidents, workplace mistakes, bad attitudes, and unnecessary health risks like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, or depression.

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Sleep is important. Make sleep a top priority and you’ll see lots of positive improvements in your life. Sweet dreams.

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About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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