Getting the recommended amount of sleep nightly can help with mental focus, improved physical fitness, and several health benefits inside the body. Also, focusing on healthy sleep habits can foster added productivity. Attempting to keep the same sleep schedule every day of the week can contribute to a longer, better quality of sleep. If you feel sluggish during the day, instead of lying down, try drinking a glass of water or taking a quick walk around the block, both can offer a quick refresh and help keep your sleep pattern consistent. Sleeping more than nine hours per night can affect waking hours and how productive we are during that time.

If you have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, try these quick tips:

  • Make sure the alarm is out of reach
  • Try to have natural light in the room when you wake
  • Power down your electronics long before you head to bed (at least 30 minutes)
  • Plan a healthy breakfast that you can look forward to having once you make it out of bed

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Rebecca Herrmann, RDN, LDN

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