As we all know, sleeping can be hard for a number of reasons! Sometimes we just can’t get to bed early because of other responsibilities. Sometimes we like to watch our nightly TV a little bit too much. Or sometimes we close our eyes and just simply cannot fall asleep, no matter how many sheep we count.
Getting enough sleep is essential for good health, both physically and mentally. When it comes to a person’s health, sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a balanced diet. We often neglect the need for adequate sleep, causing us to feel lazy in the morning, unhealthy eating habits, or poor mental health. When a toddler doesn’t take their nap, they’re often crabby and emotional, right? Adults work the same way. Losing sleep, for whatever reason, can cause someone to be irritable, moody, or show symptoms of depression. Although in writing this seems pretty obvious, it is so easy for us to get wrapped up in our daily tasks and routines, that it’s hard to achieve adequate sleep on a daily basis.
Here are some tips about how to get better sleep:
According to the CDC, here is a breakdown of average hours of sleep needed by age:
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