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A Good Night's Sleep is Everything

Sleep hygiene refers to recommended practices or habits that help promote a good night’s sleep. This usually means staying far, far away from our much-loved digital devices – that’s right, our laptops, smartphones, and all those other gadgets that emit sleep hindering blue light at night. That’s because research has shown that melatonin, the hormone that’s responsible for controlling our sleep-wake cycles, is suppressed by nighttime exposure to light.

Did you know that over 50% of Americans suffer from sleep problems? And poor sleep has been linked to a myriad of health conditions, including diabetes, stroke and heart attack. Not to mention, the later we stay up, the more we tend to eat — which is why not getting enough sleep can lead to obesity.

Ironically, staying up late to get some extra work done can result in lowered productivity. So if you’re burning the midnight oil to meet a deadline, give yourself a break and get some sleep.

If you find yourself struggling to get to bed at a decent hour, or often struggle trying to fall asleep, try following our Healthy Sleep Guide to help consistently improve your sleep over time.
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A Good Night's Sleep is Everything

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