Here at Health Squad, we are here to help you on your wellness journey. One of the first steps of this journey is helping you and your family get a sound night's sleep. Read on to discover more...
Sleep is vital for physical and mental health. Everyone has different sleep needs to feel properly refreshed and able to function their best the next day. Generally, adults require 7-9 hours every night. If you are relying on coffee to keep alert this might be a sign of a sleep issue.
Do you have good sleep hygiene?
A good night's sleep is important to keep healthy and improve overall quality of life. A quality sleep ensures your mind recharges, repairs your body and restores energy, so you are ready for a new day.
Good sleep hygiene describes habits that will help you sleep well. While you can’t force yourself to sleep, there are things you can do to increase your chances of getting a good night’s rest. If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, here are a few helpful tips to help you switch off and get a restful sleep.
Prep the bed: Make sure your mattress and pillows are comfortable and supportive.
Wind Down: Try not to look at your electronic devices 1 hour before bed.
Stick to a schedule: This can help you regulate your body clock.
Bed is for sleep: It might be tempting to work or study in bed, but this may affect your association with your bed and sleep, so designate a specific workplace outside of the bedroom for these tasks.