Tips for Getting a Better Night's Sleep

Adequate shut-eye is vital to our health and yet many Americans are not getting enough of it. According to the Harvard Women’s Health Watch, chronic sleep loss can hinder learning and memory function, lead to weight gain and high blood pressure, and can even hurt your body’s immune functions. 

Getting your sleep pattern back on track requires some effort, starting with creating a relaxing environment and following some best practices at night. Below is a list of tips from the National Sleep Foundation, using the five senses as a guide.

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For more information on sleep health, visit sleep.org