Over 17,000 scientific reports show that healthy sleep1:
- Improves your memory and creativity.
- Lowers your sugar cravings and keeps you slim.
- Protects you from colds, the flu, diabetes, dementia, and cancer.
- Decreases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
- Makes you feel happier and helps you live longer.
Considering all these benefits, healthy sleep might very well be the most fundamental habit for a good life.
So, always make sure to take care of your sleep hygiene:
- Optimize your bedroom — Make your sleep environment dark, cool, quiet, and relaxing.
- Employ sleep curfews — Avoid caffeine, alcohol, large meals, screens, and intense exercise before bedtime.
- Be consistent — Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each morning, ideally including weekends.
You’ll know you’re getting sufficient sleep when you feel energetic, wide awake, and alert throughout the day.
- Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker