A Good Night’s Sleep
The Importance of Sleep
How many times have you stayed up late in the past? Few people realize how important sleep is for their health. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders (NINDS), getting a good night’s sleep helps build up an immune system that can fight off attacks from viruses and bacteria. Sleeping problems can also contribute to early Alzheimer’s.
Need help going to sleep? Try these tips:
Exercise early, not right before bed.
Try to go to bed the same time every night. Make it a routine.
Try relaxation techniques, such as taking a hot bath or reading.
Restrict alcohol and caffeine, and avoid heavy meals before bedtime.
Try deep breathing exercises or meditation.