It’s FACTSHEET FRIDAY and today we’re discussing ~SLEEP HEALTH~😴
In today’s busy world we often times out our sleep as our last priority in the list. But, did you know sleep is just as important as diet and exercise?
The purpose of sleep is to help keep us functioning well. It allows our bodies and brains to repair, restore, and re-energize for the next day. This is why if you don’t get enough sleep you may experience symptoms like poor memory, difficulty focusing, weakened immunity, and mood swings.
While adults typically need about 7-9 hours of sleep per night, school-aged children need 9-11 per night and teenagers need about 8-10 hours per night. However, the quality of your sleep is what really matters! •
Improve your sleep quality by: increasing bright light exposure during the day, decrease blue light exposure at night (you may even want to consider using blue light glasses 🤓), don’t consume caffeine late in the day, reduce irregular or long daytime naps, sleep and wake at consistent times, and use supplements and aids for sleep only when absolutely needed!
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