The Power of Sleep

Feeling exhausted day after day? Try these simple tips to make sure your body gets the rest it deserves.

According to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults do not get enough sleep, and in the last 100 years the average adult went from sleeping 8.5 hours a night to only 6.5 hours a night. The truth is that sleep is just as important to fitness, health, and longevity as is eating healthy and exercising, so why wouldn’t you take it as seriously? Getting enough sleep can provide you with all kinds of benefits such as:

  • Help prevent weight gain
  • Increase productivity
  • Enhance memory
  • Makes you feel happier
  • Lowers your risk of cancer
  • Lowers your risk of a heart attack
  • Lowers your risk of a stroke
  • Improves life expectancy

The majority of people already understand the value of sleep, they just struggle to find the time, or when they do lay down they don’t wake up feeling well rested. If you are someone who lays awake at night struggling to fall asleep, or gets up countless times throughout the night, try a few of these tips:

  • Try and go to bed at a consistent time
  • Darken the bedroom or use a sleep mask
  • Sleep in a cool environment
  • Avoid large meals close to bedtime
  • Try using white or pink noise like fans or noise machines
  • Reduce long daytime naps

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