… And no, I’m not referring to taking a shower before bed, unless that helps you get a better night’s rest!
I believe we can all agree that the way you feel during your waking hours hinges on how well you sleep at night. Previously, I spoke about WHY you need a good solid night’s sleep. By learning to avoid common enemies of sleep and trying out a variety of healthy sleep promoting techniques, you can discover your personal prescription to a good night’s rest.
Experiment! What works for some might not work as well for others so it’s important to find the sleep strategies that work best for you. The key is once you have strategies to help you achieve the R’s of sleep, keep as much consistency in your routine as possible. Now we are going into delve into HOW to achieve this.
I hope you get a good night's sleep!!
Dr. Crysta Serné
Recently I was sitting having coffee with my financial planner, Christian, and he was expressing his desire to have a nap. Come to think of it, one of the most common responses from my patients to “How are you doing today?” is, “I’m exhausted!” It appears as though there is a recurring theme; sleep deprivation. Now, all of these individuals feel they have very valid reasons for their mounting sleep debt; they have recently entered into parenthood, they are a student cramming for an exam, a shift worker, a truck driver, and the list goes on, and on, and on.
My question then is, “if you knew why you needed a good quality eight hours of sleep, would you still deprive yourself of it?” Thus began my research to answer that very question. I think most, if not all, would give a resounding “NO!” so please read of my article below to remind yourself of just why we need sleep in the first place.
Check in next week to learn some easy tips on how to improve your sleep hygiene (and no, I don’t mean having a shower before heading to bed, unless of course that helps you sleep better!)
In good health,
Dr. Crysta Serné