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How much sleep do I need?

  • Most individuals should get up to 7-9 hours of sleep

    • No less 6 and no more than 10

  • Older adults need around 7-8 hours of sleep

Why is sleeping so important?

  • Sleep is important for cognitive performance and physiological processes

  • It is also important for physical and mental health

  • If you don't get the proper amount of sleep, you put yourself at a greater risk for heart & kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and obesity

  • Lack of sleep can lead to sleep disorders and sleep deprivation 

What is sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprivation is when an individual gets an inadequate amount of sleep and experiences decreased performance, alertness and deterioration of health.

Ways to improve your quality of sleep!

  • Do not use electronics at least 30 mins before bed

    • If you do use your phone before bed, use the night effect that lowers the brightness and disables the blue light mode

  • Do not eat 30 minutes before you go to sleep 

  • Listen to calming music 

  • Keep a constant sleep routine

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