Why Is Sleep Important?

Getting a good night’s rest is vital to your health and is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Knowing what might be affecting your sleep is the first step to getting a full night’s rest. Sleep helps your brain work properly, and if you’re not getting enough of it, you may have difficulty solving problems, making decisions, have trouble controlling your emotions, and coping with change.

Factors That Influence Sleep

There are a number of factors that influence how you sleep, many of which you can control. Having trouble sleeping can depend on your personal habits and your sleeping environment. Check out these factors that can affect your sleep and how to fix them:

Personal Habits

  • Make sure to establish a regular bedtime routine
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Don’t eat close to bedtime
  • Avoid consuming caffeine and nicotine close to bedtime
  • Practice relaxation techniques before bed

Sleep Environment

  • Associate your bedroom with sleep only
  • Keep electronics out of the room
  • Keep your bedroom dark, quiet, and cool
  • Make your bed as comfortable as possible
  • Set your alarm and keep it away from your bed

Best Sleep Hygiene Practices

Taking the aforementioned factors in mind can help you get more fulfilling sleep at night and be more awake and alert during the day. If you happen to make these adjustments and still find yourself feeling tired and sluggish during the day, it could be a sign of hormone imbalance or other underlying causes. Our team can properly diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and deficiencies. Find out how today!