It’s your New Year’s resolution every year, it’s what your doctor says after your checkup, it’s what your closest friends encourage you to do—you need to get healthier. We’ve all had the goal of getting healthier. Trying gym memberships, diets, lifestyle changes—nothing seems to stick. But what if we told you it’s the small changes that can make a big difference? There’s one thing we all do every day that can help promote a healthier heart: SLEEP. Are you getting enough of it?
High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of heart attacks and strokes. Those who sleep only a few hours per night are putting a lot of stress on their heart. Your blood pressure naturally lowers when you sleep, so if you were to be awake for longer than recommended, your blood pressure would be higher for a greater amount of time. Let your heart rest by getting at least a recommended seven hours per night.
The CDC states that a lack of sleep can be a factor in gaining weight. Additionally, getting a full night of sleep can help improve your blood sugar control. These are just more ways a healthy sleep schedule is linked to your overall health.
Bedtime routines are crucial to sleeping well. We understand your schedule may vary from day to day, but do what you can to develop a bedtime routine. Something like a nightly soothing bath can make a difference for those who struggle to fall asleep.
This almost goes without saying, but as much as we all love coffee and soda, we should cut back our caffeine and sugar intake in the evening. Be mindful of what you drink to complement dinner, finding an alternative to coffee or tea to wind down after dinner.
Regular exercise can help your sleep schedule. Find an activity you love doing and a partner to do it with. Make it a part of your weekly or daily routine to see incremental changes in your sleep habits.
Looking at your phone or watching TV before bed can strain your eyes and make it more difficult to fall asleep easily. Soothe yourself before bed by reading a book, picking up a light hobby, or relaxing with a loved one.
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