Stress is a part of life, but for many Americans reaching their middle age years, the combination of work, family, money and/or health issues can rapidly pile up. This leads to a lack of restful sleep, which only compounds problems further. It’s crucial to sleep better!
It is estimated that more than a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep, which for those in their 30s to 60s should be 7-9 hours per night. Lack of sleep is linked to weight gain, short term memory loss, heart disease and even Alzheimer’s. If you aren’t getting the right kind of sleep each night, try these tips!
20. Cut the Napping Short
Napping too much is a surefire way to ruin a good night’s sleep. Be sure that you are not napping for more than 20 minutes during the day. Save that rest for the evening and try an earlier bedtime instead.
19. Turn Down the Thermostat
Your body actually cools down as you drift off to sleep. Give yourself a head start by turning down the thermostat at bedtime. The optimal temperature for sleeping is somewhere between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit.