Ken Rozenberg recently shared on his twitter feed an article linking lack of sleep to a higher risk of having a stroke. Those who do not get an adequate amount of sleep at night are four times more likely to suffer a stroke. You’re also at an increased risk of diabetes, cancer, psychological issues, and even accelerated aging. Obviously none of these are issues we want to face so what can we do about it?
Kenneth Rozenberg has a few tips on how to get a more restful, longer night of sleep.
First of all, the biggest reason people aren’t sleeping well is because their lives are stressful. Dealing with the stress and finding ways to manage it are the biggest factors in achieving good sleep. Try yoga or some other form of stress relief in your daily routine.
Second, don’t workout or drink alcohol or caffeine three hours before you want to go to bed. These activities will prohibit falling asleep and staying asleep.
Third, keep to a regular schedule. Make a bedtime and set an alarm for the same time every morning. This routine can help you settle into bed faster and stay asleep longer.
Lastly, create a bedtime routine. Take a relaxing bath, stretch, listen to a calming CD. Any number of these things can calm down your body and your brain before bed.