Sleep, Zzzzzs, slumber….when we are little we resist it, when we are older we wish we had more of it! We all need it but how often do we think about why it is so important for our health and emotional wellbeing?
World Sleep Day is March 19, 2021. The slogan for this year’s World Sleep Day is “Regular Sleep, Healthy Future.” Did you know we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping? According to research by Robbins et al (2019), debunking sleep myths can help improve sleep health.
Take a moment to reflect on your own sleep habits, hygiene, and needs. Could you use some help to get better quality sleep? Here are some tips for getting a healthier night’s sleep:
Robbins, R., Grandner, M. A., Buxton, O. M., Hale, L., Buysse, D. J., Knutson, K. L., Patel, S. R., Troxel, W. M., Youngstedt, S. D., Czeisler, C. A., & Jean-Louis, G. (2019). Sleep myths: An expert-led study to identify false beliefs about sleep that impinge upon population sleep health practices. Sleep Health, 5(4), 409-417. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2019.02.002