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Sleep Tips

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We have so many demands on our time that we often sacrifice sleep to fit everything in. But studies show getting quality sleep on a regular basis can benefit your heart, weight, mind and more.

We have so many demands on our time that we often sacrifice sleep to fit everything in. But studies show getting quality sleep on a regular basis can benefit your heart, weight, mind and more.

REST EASY

Consistency is Key

Stick to a sleep schedule with a consistent bedtime and wake-up time. This makes for better quality sleep and helps you feel well-rested and rejuvenated in the morning. Aim for six to eight hours of sleep per night.

Make Time for Downtime

Our bodies and minds like routine and it helps separate the day from the night. Plan for 30-60 minutes of pre-sleep time every evening.

Establish a Sleep Sanctuary

Create an optimal environment for sleep in your bedroom: dark, quiet and cool. To break the silence or drown out unwanted noise, use a fan or white noise machine. Limit screen time before bed and try charging your phone outside your bedroom.

Be Mindful of Meals

Limit eating too close to bedtime and avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. Opt instead for calming beverages like herbal tea and foods high in melatonin such as tart cherries, walnuts and olives.
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