Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Sleep is needed to restore brain chemicals. Skipping your ZZZZ’s can affect your body’s daily functioning, hormonal balance, appetite and immune system. While you are catching some ZZZZ’s, your body is recharging itself. When the body goes to sleep, it seems like it’s powering down, but actually it’s under repair.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, “Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference in your quality of life.” Maintaining good sleep habits will make a big difference. Here are six tips to ensure you’re catching some ZZZZ’s:
- Create a strict sleep schedule.
- Practice a relaxing bed routine.
- If you have trouble sleeping, avoid naps.
- Exercise daily.
- Evaluate your room.
- Make sure you are sleeping on a comfortable mattress.
Catching ZZZZs is a great way to keep your brain sharp, so why not start today.