Importance of Sleep

Did you know, that if humans don’t get enough sleep each night then they are prone to increased rates of depression, increased risk of stroke/heart disease, and lowered cognitive function? If you would like to sleep better to improve your overall health, have you ever tried sleep hygiene?

Here are a few tips to consider:

  • Wake up and go to bed at the same time every day
  • Sleep in a cool, dark room with little distractions (no tv, etc)
  • Wear blue blocker glasses when watching tv or playing on your phone prior to bed
  • Limit large meals 2 hours before bed
  • Move your body 20-30 minutes a day
  • Have a consistent, relaxing bed time routine (warm shower, massage, reading, warm tea) to promote natural melatonin rise

If these tips don’t seem to help too much, it is advised to seek more guidance from a functional medicine physician or a holistic medical practitioner to assess other reasons for poor sleep.