9 Tips To Get Better Sleep

9 Tips To Get Better Sleep

Sleep matters. Anyone who’s pulled an all-nighter on a project or stayed up with a sick child knows the value of a good night’s rest. Sleep—or lack thereof—plays a role in everything from weight loss to emotional well-being. Score more zzz’s with these 9 tips to get better sleep.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) called insufficient sleep a public health epidemic [1]. It not only increases the risk for accidents, like falling asleep at the wheel, it also raises the risk for chronic conditions, like depression, diabetes, and hypertension. What’s more, poor sleep in older Americans may be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. But it’s not just a higher risk of disease that makes poor sleep a problem; the brain also reboots itself during sleep, repairing damage and processing information.

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