Let’s face it. People living throughout the world have plenty of big problems to contend with. From regional conflicts to the effects of global warming, famine, droughts, wildfires and much more, the human race has a long list of issues that need to be addressed in both the short- and long-term. One problem that you can tackle on a personal level is a lack of sleep. Here are our sleeping tips for better rest in 2019.
A few years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified sleep deprivation as a public health epidemic. Leading up to that announcement, Gallup revealed that the typical American only logged 6.8 hours of sleep per night and noted that 40 percent of Americans regularly get less than six hours of sleep nightly.
The Dangers of Not Getting Enough Sleep
It’s wise for adults to get between seven and nine hours of sleep every day, according to the National Sleep Foundation. If you don’t get enough sleep, the deficit can cause some serious problems. Here are just some of the possible consequences that a lack of sleep is often linked to:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
- Increased risk of accidents
- Impaired cognitive function
Actionable Sleeping Tips
Clearly, getting sufficient sleep is critical to your health in significant ways. No matter how important getting enough sleep might be, it doesn’t mean it’s easy for everyone to fall and stay asleep every night. For this reason, we’ve compiled some actional sleeping tips that can enhance your sleep throughout 2019 and the years that follow.
Create and Stick to a Regular Sleep Schedule
Your internal clock is one of the most powerful tools your body has. To improve the quality of your sleep and prolong the time you spend sleeping, it’s vital for you to train your body’s clock to allow you to fall asleep and wake up at the same times every day. You can do this by going to bed and getting up at the same time every day, including the weekends. Once you’ve trained your internal clock, you’ll no longer have to rely on an alarm clock to wake you up.
Adopt a Soothing Nighttime Ritual
You’ll be able to fall asleep faster if you adopt a nighttime ritual that’s soothing and relaxing. Before you go to bed, engage in a calming activity away from bright lights and anything else that may cause excitement, stress or worry. This nightly routine can help you fall into a deep sleep and stay asleep throughout the night.
Exercise Every Day
Exercising daily can greatly improve your sleep. The key is to avoid working out in the hours immediately leading up to your bedtime.
Create a Sleep-Friendly Environment
Your bedroom has a big impact on your sleep. With this in mind, it’s essential for you to create an environment that fosters sleep. The temperature in your bedroom should be between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. Your room should be free of noise and any lights that may interfere with your sleep.
Your bedroom should have a comfortable mattress and pillows that will enhance your sleep. And that’s what you’ll find at Ben’s – mattresses and mattress accessories that will help you get quality sleep every night.
To create a sleep-friendly environment that can help end your personal sleep deprivation epidemic, head over to the nearest Ben’s store or shop with Ben’s online now.