Did you know poor sleep can increase your chances of having a stroke? According to sleep scientist, Dan Gartenberg “sleep deprivation makes us more sensitive to our pain”. On average, as I’m sure you know, adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep a night to function optimally. However, sometimes the tasks of the day pile up and you find yourself shuffling from work to dance practice, home to make dinner, and before you know it, you’re practicing your bedtime routine. Here are 4 habits to do before bed for the best night's rest.
1. Decide on a Bedtime
Your body’s mental, physical, and behaviour process follows what is called a Circadian Rhythm. Waking up and going to bed at the same time every day improves the quality of your sleep. Studies suggest that a fixed sleep time can improve alertness, decrease pain, and even curb caffeine dependency.
2. Do Not Disturb
In a very instant world, shutting your notifications off might...