Sometimes it feels like we can never catch up on sleep! It’s easy to let our personal health and wellness take a back seat to everything else going on in our busy lives. In addition to your health, missing out on a good night's sleep could lead to many unfortunate consequences affecting those around you, including relationship problems, alertness and memory. The effects of sleep deprivation can be widespread. Job performance, driving ability and even your heart health can be dramatically affected by lack of sleep.
Here are some tips to get your sleep and healthy lifestyle habits back on track:
- Keep an exercise routine: With the intense heat outside, this is the best time to utilize the air-conditioned gym. If you get bored with using the regular machines, look into indoor basketball, racquetball, spinning or zumba classes. Exercising will keep you healthy and will also help you fall asleep easier at night.
- Watch your food choices and portion sizes: It is far too easy to lose track of your caloric intake. Look for smart food options when you are at the next picnic by supplying a veggie dish or fruit salad and skipping the dessert from time to time. Foods high in calories and caffeine can keep you awake at night.
- Get your recommended 8 hours of sleep: It’s easy to get side-tracked and stay out late when the weather is so nice. Turn your bedroom into your own sanctuary with a luxurious mattress contoured to your individual preference of size and firmness, allowing for a great night’s sleep. From memory foam, innerspring, Posturepedic and adjustable beds, Sealy offers a variety to choose from.
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I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!