New Years Eve Sleep Health Resolution

It isn’t surprising that after a hard night of partying and staying up late that New Year’s Day is known for being a day where many people are extremely tired. But what if instead of this New Year’s Day, your resolution was to be better rested, and to get better sleep in the coming year? Sleep is necessary for being a healthy individual. Without the proper night’s rest, your immune system does not work as well, you have trouble concentrating or completing tasks or you can become irritable. This New Year’s, make your resolution to get better sleep.

Get Enough Sleep

It is recommended for adults that you get at least seven hours of sleep each night. As with most things, everyone is different in the amount of sleep that they need in order to function. However, failing to get enough sleep each night will result in developing health issues and the inability to complete daily tasks. The best practice to getting enough sleep is to start a bedtime routine. This means going to bed at the same time each night, even on weekends. Plan time to settle down before getting into bed. Take a bath, read a book or relax in front of the fireplace. Do what you need to to get your mind relaxed and ready for sleep. Once you get into bed, keep the room dark and cool.

Get Quality Sleep

More important than getting a certain amount of sleep is to get quality sleep. This means that you aren’t frequently getting up, tossing and turning or getting distracted by electronics. One of the ways to avoid disruptions during the night is to keep all electronics out of your bedroom, or at least, turning them off. Don’t drink caffeinated beverages, smoke, exercise or eat a large meal before bedtime. If you find yourself waking up often in the night, you may want to talk with a sleep specialist.

Get Help for Sleeping Problems

If you have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or are not able to sleep at all, then you should speak with a sleep specialist. Physicians who specialize in this area can help you to diagnose the problem as well as prescribe effective treatments. Seeking help for sleeping issues can help you resolve any fears you may have. Sleeping disorders, such as insomnia and apnea are treatable.

Make the resolution to get enough sleep in the year 2021 and achieve a better quality of life. If you are interested in a sleep consultation, please schedule an appointment with Reliable MD today.

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