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Sleep is self-care. Don’t get overtired. 

 

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Is your mind racing when you try to fall asleep? 

Try this breathing technique to help you nod off.  

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One in three adults don’t get enough sleep (CDC).  Who doesn't love to sleep? But getting the right amount of sleep can be difficult.  It's easy to let work, talking to friends, or binge-watching television gets in the way of sleep. 

A good night’s sleep has a significant impact on our health.  Good sleep helps us feel more energized, less stressed, and able to perform better mentally. Healthy habits do help us fall asleep and stay asleep.

Are you struggling with quality sleep?

Try the following tips from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine:

  • Keep a consistent sleep schedule, even on weekends or during vacations.
  • Establish a relaxing bedtime routine.  Keep the room comfortable & at a cool temperature.
  • Limit exposure to bright light in the evenings. Turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime.
  • Avoid a large meal before bedtime. If you are hungry at night, eat a light, healthy snack. 
  • Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet. Try to avoid exercising 2 -3 hours before bed. 
  • Limit caffeine during the day, avoid consuming alcohol before bedtime & reduce fluid intake before bedtime.