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And now it’s time for another Wellness 101 – How to Improve Your Sleep, presented by St. Luke’s University Health Network.
What’s the matter chief, can’t fall asleep? Well you’re not alone my friend, as a matter of fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, 67% of Americans experience frequent sleep problems. This is largely do to poor sleep habits. But you don’t have to endure the agony of restless nights anymore. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be off to dreamland in no time.
Step One: Avoid Caffeine
Now, before you quit on me already, I don’t mean all the time. Any coffee lover knows that caffeine is a stimulant and will keep you awake, so just make sure your last cup of joe is 4-6 hours before bedtime and you should be good to go.
Step Two: Develop a Sleep Schedule and Stick to it!
You need to start going to bed and waking up at the same time everyday…even on the weekends. This will help your body’s internal clock get into a routine and will help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep for the night.