Tips for Health Sleep

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Tips for Health Sleep

June 30, 2020

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Healthy sleep can help you avoid chronic health conditions like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Here are some tips to help you get healthy sleep:

  • Go to bed in time to get at least seven hours of sleep each night.
  • Most adults require at least seven hours of sleep each night for optimal health and productivity. Some people require more than seven hours to feel well rested.
  • Wake up at the same time each morning.
  • It is important to develop a regular sleep routine, which includes a regular wake-up time.
  • Avoid foods that disrupt sleep, like alcohol and caffeine in the evenings.
  • Sometimes, medications can disrupt sleep. Talk to your doctor if you believe a medication is interrupting your sleep.
  • Avoid habits that disrupt sleep, such as using tobacco and looking at your phone in bed.
  • Bright lights from electronics can interfere with your sleep.

For more information, please visit the American Academy of Sleep Medicine website.

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