Sleep - The Easiest and Most Overlooked Tool for Better Health

Updated: Jul 22, 2019

Remember when you slept like a baby? Unfortunately, in the busy world of today we don't put sleep as a high priority. This needs to change! Did you know that the quality of your sleep and how long you sleep is the number one factor in your risk for developing Alzheimer? It is also a key factor in your risk for cancer. Sleep impacts your ability to perform well at work, athletics, and even affects your weight loss.

How do you improve sleep? It's easy! Start to wind down your day early and put your phones and devices away around 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. Turn down the lights in your house and try reading a book instead of watching TV. Light affects the bodies ability to produce melatonin, which helps you fall asleep. Limit alcohol to one drink a night at most so that your heart rate has a chance to lower at night. Lastly, prioritize your bedtime! Make going to bed at the same time a priority and always give yourself the opportunity for 8 hours of sleep before you wake up.

Follow these steps and you will be sleeping like a baby!

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