habits for better sleep
better sleep = better you
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Did you know that getting high quality sleep can protect the brain from neurological decline and disease? In fact, research suggests insomnia causes cognitive decline and memory loss. To your brain, sleep deprivation is like being intoxicated but without the buzz. Is your brain kinda drunk every day? There might be something you can do.
So how can you get better sleep so that you can protect your brain?
Habits for better sleep:
1. Get your bedroom temp right (between 60℉ and 67℉).
2. Start hydrating early in the afternoon rather than chugging water right before bed, so you don't wake up as frequently during the night to pee.
3. Get more sunlight during the day and avoid artificial light in the evening hours. Sunlight exposure sends signals to our brain that keep our body's natural rhythms consistent, while artificial light before bed sends confusing signals that can disrupt our natural rhythms (telling the brain to stay awake when it is actually time to go to sleep).
4. Avoid food and calorically dense beverages 3 hours before bed. The metabolic process is disruptive to REM sleep.
5. Be active! Even just a 30 minute walk per day will help you sleep much better at night.
TRY THESE SLEEP INDUCING TOOLS
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