Sleep and Health

Many experts suggest that quality sleep is as important to your health and well-being.  Different processes that occur during sleep help to promote healthy brain activity and maintain good overall health.  Sleep is not a luxury, it is critical to good health. Sleep helps your body repair itself. Getting enough good sleep also helps you function normally during the day.

A lack of high-quality sleep means your body has less time to recover during the night. This can also lower your body's defenses against diseases and medical conditions.  That's why I love this Hypoallergenic Bamboo Memory Foam Support Pillow.  It supports your neck while giving you the best sleep ever!

Most adults need at least 7 hours of sleep each night.  However, more than 1 in 3 American adults say they don’t get the recommended amount of sleep.  While this may be fine for a day or two, not getting enough sleep over time can lead to serious health problems—and make certain health problems worse like:

  • Obesity
  • Immune System
  • Mood (anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, are just a few examples)
  • Heart Problems
  • Memory and more

What Can I Do To Get Better Sleep?

  • Stick to a regular sleep schedule. Go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, including on the weekends.
  • Get enough natural light, especially earlier in the day. Try going for a morning or lunchtime walk.
  • Get enough physical activity during the day. Try not to exercise within a few hours of bedtime.
  • Avoid artificial light, especially within a few hours of bedtime. Use a blue light filter on your computer like the 4 in 1 Blue Light Privacy Screen. It help reduce on-screen glare resulting in eyestrain. 
  • Don’t eat or drink within a few hours of bedtime; avoid alcohol and foods high in fat or sugar in particular.
  • Keep your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet.

If you experience long-term sleep deficiency you should consider scheduling an appointment with your doctor.