Healthy adults need 7 or more hours of sleep per night to operate at an optimal level. We can already hear you saying, “I don’t have that much time,” or “Yeah right!” But before you write the CDC guidelines off as some utopian fantasy, consider the downsides of not getting enough sleep.
Roughly 35-percent of all American adults don’t get enough sleep on a consistent basis. Not getting enough sleep increases your risk of obesity, heart attack, cancer, arthritis, depression, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and a lot more. Getting more sleep is possible, with the right guidance, persistence, and routine. Today, we’re going to look at a few tried and true sleep hygiene habits designed to optimize your rest.
There are plenty of things keeping you up at night. TV, work, family, friends… all of them can impede your ability to get a full night’s rest if you let them. The trick to getting enough sleep though is not letting them.
Whether you like it or not, your ability to actively enjoy your day hinges on the amount of sleep you got the night before. Grogginess, a lack of energy, and a lack of focus can all be remedied with a little bit of discipline. But don’t take our word for it. Make sleep a priority tonight and see how great you feel tomorrow.