My sleep reviews are based on extensive scientific studies, including my own experiments on how sleep affects the body and brain.
I hope you find the information I share useful.
Sleep is a critical part of your overall well-being, but getting enough of it may not mean that much. There are a number of things you can do to help yourself and your family sleep better. 1. Get Enough Sleep. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends getting seven to nine hours of sleep every night. If you're not getting that much sleep at night, it's important to do something to improve your sleep. Sleep deprivation increases your risk of depression, poor mental health and other medical problems. To get better sleep, you can try these strategies. 2. Reduce Stress. When your mind isn't focused on the task at hand, you lose energy, you may get headaches, and you may become more irritable. If you're stressed, it's probably not just you; it's something in your environment that is keeping you up. In order to reduce stress, try the following techniques. 3. Exercise. Exercise makes you feel better by relieving the stress you may have. Your body is good at releasing endorphins (endorphins help relieve pain), which help relax your body.