Sleep | Wellness Resource Guide

Sleep in a Cool, Dark Room

An optimal sleep environment is cool with little-to-no light.

Avoid Alcohol, Caffeine, and Nicotine

Alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine can disrupt natural sleep cycles.

Move

Regular exercise often helps people sleep. Try not to exercise in the hours before bedtime, though.

Follow a Regular Schedule

Following a regular routine allows your body to grow accustomed to sleeping at a specific time every day.

Develop a Bedtime Ritual

Creating a soothing routine that you can follow each night prior to bedtime will allow your mind to slow down and prepare to rest. Think light stretching, a soothing bath, meditation, or calming music.

Reduce Screen Tim

The light emitted from electronic devices can disrupt your internal clock and make it difficult to sleep. Set clear electronic use boundaries prior to bedtime and if possible, remove them from your sleep space.

Aim For at Least 8 Hours

Experiment with sleeping the number of hours that make you feel best. The average healthy adult should aim to sleep at least 8 hours.

Friday, April 17, 2020