7 Steps To Better Sleep

Sleep is vital to overall health, yet many things can interfere with getting a good night’s sleep.  The following things can affect your sleep:  illness, job stress, personal relationships, family stressors, and more.

Some factors are out of your control, but there are several steps you can take to improve your sleep quality.

1Stick To A Sleep Schedule

You should go to bed and get up the same time every night and morning, regardless of whether it is a work day, weekend, vacation, or holiday.  This consistency re-enforces your body’s sleep-wake cycle.  However, don’t fret if you cannot fall asleep within 15 minutes; instead get up and do something relaxing, then try going to sleep again.  Lying in bed and stressing about not being able to fall asleep will only compound the problem.