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Get enough sleep 🛌 last night❓

The average adult needs 7-8 hours of sleep. However, nearly a third of Canadian adults aren’t getting enough sleep. 👎🏻

The amount of sleep you get and the quality of sleep you get matters. A lot.

💪🏼 It matters to your physical health. Lack ⤵️ of sleep plays a role in obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

🧠 It matters to your brain health. Lack ⤵️ of sleep also plays a role in cognitive function, reasoning, problem solving, AND depression.

According to an article at Mental Health Canada, experts say if you feel drowsy 😴 during the day, even during boring activities, you haven’t had enough sleep. 

I think the most shocking thing the article stated though is that if you often fall asleep within 5 minutes of lying down, you probably have severe sleep deprivation, possibly even a sleep disorder. 😲🤯

So if many of us aren’t getting enough sleep 💤 what can we do?

Besides stating the obvious (get more ⤴️ sleep, duh!), here are a few tips that can help you get started on the path to bedtime bliss:

If you implement all the above and still can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep, be sure to reach out to your doctor. Your health – both physical and mental – will thank you.

→ Go to bed at the same time EVERY day
→ Exercise
→ Reduce (or eliminate) caffeine and alcohol
→ Adopt a bedtime routine

Now it’s your turn!
⭐️Do you get enough sleep?
⭐️Got any sleep tips to share?
Let me know in the comments below. ↓↓↓

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