Sleep is important for your body.

Sleep deprivation is often overlooked or dismissed by people as not relevant to health.

Lack of sleep can lead to generalized crankiness, tension, headaches, hunger, frequent illness, absentmindedness, emotional overdrive, clumsiness, night-time energy, and/or skin issues.  If any of that sounds familiar you might want to consider how much sleep you are getting.

Here are some simple rules to follow and resources I like:

  • Have a bedtime routine.
  • Don’t exercise too close to bedtime.
  • No screen time close to bedtime.
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and heavy foods close to bedtime.

In Brief: Your Guide to Healthy Sleep– National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Your Guide to Healthy Sleep – NIH

Consider Health Journaling to help be mindful about getting a good night’s sleep.

Feature photo by Andrew Branch.