With the world and our lives moving quicker than ever, it's no wonder that 1 out of 3 Americans suffer from a sleep deficit. The key to developing healthy sleep habits isn't just sleeping more, it's about training our bodies to sleep better.
How Much Sleep is Healthy Per Night?
Healthy sleep begins with 7-9 hours of sleep a night, but there's more you need to know to achieve the sleep you deserve. By getting the recommended amount of sleep and hitting all of your sleep stages, you will wake up feeling more refreshed.
Discover the path to better sleep by following these steps:
Understand How Much REM Sleep You Need
Healthy sleep means completing 5 full sleep cycles, each lasting up to 90 minutes and ending with REM, or Rapid Eye Movement, sleep.
Create Healthy Sleep Habits
Establishing a consistent sleep-wake schedule helps regulate your circadian rhythms and increases quality of sleep.
Avoid Bright Screens 60 Minutes Before Bedtime
Exposure to bright LED lights such as smartphones, laptops and TV screens before bed can interfere with your body's natural release of melatonin.
Consider Taking A Melatonin Supplement
When you need a little extra help, Natrol melatonin can help you fall asleep and stay asleep so you wake up refreshed.†
Create A Calm And Dark Bedroom Oasis
A noise-free and dark bedroom environment can help you sleep better throughout the night. Mask noise pollution with calming sounds or ear plugs, and block out disruptive light with darkening curtains or a sleep mask.
Walk Or Exercise Daily
Walking as little as 10 minutes a day can help improve sleep quality.
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