It’s funny to ponder how our view of sleep changes throughout our lifetime.
Babies scream when they get put in their crib. Toddlers throw tantrums when it’s time for a nap. Elementary students beg their parents to stay up a little bit later. Then something changes and in high school through college, we discover we could sleep all day! And sometimes we actually do…
But then something shifts again, and once we get into the real world, start working, maybe have a family – getting a good night of sleep feels impossible. This reality feels a bit tragic, considering this is the time in life most people need rest the most!
As we understand the connection between sleep and the strength of our immune system, what small things can we do to get a good nights sleep? Here are a few tips from the CDC:
- Stay consistent. Head to bed at the same every each night and try to wake up at the same time each morning. This will keep your body in a rhythm so it knows when it’s time to rest.
- Create a relaxing environment. Make sure your room is quiet, dark, and at a comfortable temperature
- No electronic devices! Part of creating a relaxing environment means removing screens (TVs, computers, phones) from the bedroom. Allow you brain to wind down distraction free!
- Watch what you eat. Avoid large meals, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime.
- Prioritize movement. Being physically active during the day can help you fall asleep more easily at night.
Believe it our not, how you sleep has a huge impact on how you perform at work. Prioritize good sleep, and watch your work life thrive!
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