As we move our clocks forward with daylight savings time into another spring, I thought it might be timely to talk about sleep health! Pardon the pun;-)
The truth is, most people struggle with consistent quality sleep on a good day so it only makes sense to bring this topic to light at this time ~ another pun but stay with me ;-) We know that sleep deprivation is a thing but have you ever considered how this 1 hour of sleep lost contributes to sleep debt? It’s real & worthy of a conversation so let’s talk.
As a health professional, I speak a lot about the Core Four Health Habits with rest being one of them. Tackling daylight savings time this year can feel like it’s even more of an uphill battle with the last 12 months of covid living impacting our mental health, overall feelings of fatigue & these “groundhog days” of living.
Here are 5 healthy sleep tips for you to use today but the back-to-basics simplicity of them make them a useful checklist to circle back around any time of the year!
BONUS TIP: create an environment conducive to restful, quality sleep: quiet & dark with a temperature in the range of 60 to 75 degrees. Some of my favorite affordable tools for success:
I hope this helps you transition into spring feeling less foggy headed & excited about the longer & brighter days!
See you on the sunny side friends!