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Healthy sleep habits can greatly improve our quality of life.

If all you’re dreaming of is a good night’s sleep, you’re not alone. Lack of sleep can take a massive toll on our mental and physical health. The following tips will help you get the sleep you need:

  1. It’s a No-Glo – Hide all light no matter how faint and turn off your smartphone at least 30 minutes before going to bed.
  2. Chill Out & Warm Up – Keep the bedroom temperature cool and wear socks to bed to help your body evenly transfer heat to the extremities.
  3. Light Bright – Take in all the daylight you can as it changes the melatonin levels in your body which causes you to sleep better when darkness falls.
  4. Keep it Regular – Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. If you get poor sleep one night, don’t have a nap as it will affect your internal clock.
  5. Stay Fit – Exercising early in the day can help you sleep better but avoid it at night. Instead, ease muscle tension with some light, relaxing stretches before hitting the sack.
  6. No Worries – Write a to-do list before going to bed in order to flush out your thoughts and worries. Keep a journal beside your bed just in case your mind starts racing.

Lack of sleep can contribute to major physical and emotional health problems so it’s important to consistently practice positive sleep habits. The above suggestions will help you peacefully drift off to sleep each night so you’ll be much more energetic and productive throughout the day. Sweet dreams!