Poor Sleep Habits? How to Sleep Smarter
Sleep Habits Are Lifestyle Habits
Nothing’s better than the rested feeling you have after a good night’s sleep. But if you have trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep or if you’re still tired the next morning, your overall health suffers. In fact, The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) states poor sleep habits and losing sleep make you more likely to get a cold or the flu.
While the common solution is to get more sleep, it isn’t always so simple. In fact, the quality of your sleep is just as important as the quantity. For example, some people need 9 hours of sleep, while others are well-rested with much less.
So how can you improve your sleep habits? First, it’s important to know (and avoid) the 7 sleep stealers below.
7 Sleep Stealers
Sure it bothers your partner, but it also affects your sleep. Snoring is a common sign of obstructive sleep apnea. Namely this is a leading sleep disorder which also causes daytime sleepiness. “Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious health concern increasing your chance of heart attack, stroke and atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat). If you snore or wake up gasping for breath, contact your doctor for further follow-up,” urges Dr. Landis.