Sleep is important for your body.
Sleep deprivation is often an overlooked or dismissed by people.
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 think about 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)
Consider Health Journaling to help be mindful about getting a good night’s sleep.
Feature photo by Andrew Branch.