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Sleep: The Ultimate Fountain of Youth

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A proper amount of sleep does much for our body and mind. Getting a good solid eight hours is the suggestion, but that may not fit for all our lifestyles. Here are a few suggestions on how to get quality sleep!

Man in ShowerTake a shower or bath

There’s nothing like getting clean to help get relaxed for bed.”

Turn on the white noise

Sound machines designed to help you sleep produce a low-level soothing noise. You can also use a fan for this, which will keep you cool as well.

Time to wind down

Spend a little time getting things ready for the following day: food, clothes, office materials, etc. Put on some soft music and read a little before bed.

Turn off the electronics

Beyond the over stimulation from the devices, even the glow from your laptop, iPad, smartphone, or any other electronics on your nightstand may pass through your closed eyelids and retinas into your hypothalamus—the part of your brain that controls sleep.

Turkey SandwichBedtime Snacks

“Good choices are carbs: whole grain cereal and almond milk, the old PB&J, maybe even a little whole grain bread and turkey.”

Bedtime Schedule

Go to bed at the same time every night and awake at the same time in the morning. Get that pattern down. Try some of these ideas for great quality sleep!

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