Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day to some much-needed sleep
Think of this moment: you’re snuggled up in bed, it’s the perfect temperature in your room for sleeping, and your body wakes you up at 6 am since that’s the time you normally wake up during the week. You turn to look at your phone and realize it’s Saturday. You sigh in relief, snuggle up once again, and fall into a deep sleep for the next few hours. Pure happiness.
Many people say they love their sleep, but they don’t make it a top priority in their life. A lack of sleep can hurt both your health and your mood. Embrace your sleep and learn to truly love it!
What does a good night’s sleep really do for you? Some of the many benefits include a happier mood, boost in your immune system, stronger heart, controlled weight, and increased memory. According to WebMD, 7-8 hours of sleep is great, but you want to make sure you’re not sleeping more than 9 hours on a regular basis as this can do more harm than good. Research has found that people who slept for too long had more calcium buildup in their heart arteries and less flexible leg arteries.
The environment you sleep in can have a big impact on your quality of sleep. SleepFoundation.org states that a cool room temperature is one of the most important factors in getting a good night’s sleep. Warmer temperatures cause discomfort and restlessness. To make your room cool you can close the blinds during the day, turn down your thermostat at night, open the windows, and have a breathable mattress, sheets, and pillows. Some other sleep hygiene habits, such as showering/bathing an hour or two before bed, avoiding food and caffeine before bed, having a relaxing nighttime routine, and going to bed around the same time every night can help you get the most lovely sleep.
We ♡ Sleep
The bottom line is sleep is very good for you and necessary for your happiness. Although it is often neglected, it is vital to your overall health and well-being. Don’t be afraid to fall in love with your sleep! It will always be there for you.
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