Sleep is an integral factor
in helping us feel our best. During sleep is the time our bodies recuperate,
detoxify, grow, and help get us ready for the activities of the following day.
Getting good quality sleep affects many factors in our lives, from our mood,
energy levels, performance, immunity, and even our digestion. Most people
should be aiming for around 8 hours of good quality sleep per night. To ensure
this, the first thing that needs to be addressed is sleep habits. Our bodies
and minds need some down time in the evening to prepare for sleep. This means
turning off electronics at least an hour before bedtime and engaging in
relaxing activities such as reading or spending time with loved ones or pets.
The bedroom should also be completely dark with no glowing lights from alarm
clocks or nightlights and should be at a comfortable cool temperature. Also,
not eating large heavy meals right before bed will ensure there won’t be.