Summer is jam-packed with activities. The weather is warmer, and there is much to do with the longer days. While keeping busy is great, you should also make sure that you are prioritizing your sleep as well.
It is recommended that adults get between seven and nine hours of sleep per night. Without the adequate amount of sleep your energy, productivity, emotional balance and weight can suffer. Getting enough sleep helps us feel refreshed and have the energy to take on another day — especially when there are so many fun summer activities to attend!
Even if you are getting enough sleep, you want to make sure it’s quality sleep. For adults, good quality sleep means that you typically fall asleep in 30 minutes or less, sleep soundly through the night with no more than one awakening, and drift back to sleep within 20 minutes if you do wake up.
Some tips to improve your sleep quality are:
To learn more about Getting Enough Sleep, check out the following resources:
Get Enough Sleep (A Cup of Health with CDC) - Podcast
Sleep Quality vs. Sleep Quantity (Sleep.org)
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