Sleep is precious to all of us. Yet almost half of adults over the age of 18 say they don’t get enough sleep. Sleep becomes an elective task as opposed to other responsibilities.
I think we can make sleep a higher priority by changing our lifestyles. Here are some changes I’ve made that have helped me (and will hopefully help you too!) :
- Leave your work or school stress at the office or in the classroom at the end of the day.
- Let go of feeling the need to complete numerous tasks a day. Complete what is necessary and use the rest of your time to get to bed earlier. Trying to do too much in one day will stress you out and over-work you.
- Try to drink less caffeine and leave the consumption of it for the morning only. Too much caffeine (especially if you drink it during the day) will leave you awake at night.
- Avoid watching T.V. and using your cell phone 20 minutes prior to falling asleep. (Blue light emitted from these electronics keep you up later, tossing and turning).
It is scientifically proven that good sleep makes for a healthier person. Work towards improving your well-being by giving these lifestyle changes a shot.