Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

sleep insufficiencyIf you’re not getting enough sleep, it could become a problem for yourself and others. According to the CDC, sleep insufficiency could cause:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Medical errors
  • Chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and depression
  • Increase cancer risk
  • Reduced productivity

Needless to say, getting a good night’s sleep is important. But many Americans struggle to get enough sleep each night. Increased technology use, snoring, insomnia, and other factors may impact your quality of sleep.

Here are some great tips to help you get a better night’s sleep:

-Get active. A short walk, simple stretching routine, or bicycle ride can get you moving and help you get better quality sleep. Added bonus? Regular exercise prevents heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and many other health risks. If you hate working out alone, consider enlisting a spouse or neighbor to join you.

-Create a bedtime routine. Set aside time to read, take a bath, enjoy a cup of tea, or choose another quiet activity that helps you relax before sleeping.

-Ban technology after a set hour. It’s easy to find yourself staring at your smartphone screen or watching television for hours, but these activities can make it more difficult for you to fall asleep.

-Make sure you’re consuming healthy foods, limiting sugar, and eating enough fiber. While you’re at it, take a look at your caffeine consumption. Caffeine may cause sleep issues hours after drinking it, so limiting it may help you get a better night’s sleep.

-Is your bedroom set up for your best night’s sleep? Noises, temperature fluctuations, and light may be making it more difficult for you to get to sleep or stay asleep each night. Blackout curtains, ear plugs, fans, white noise machines, eye shades, or other tool may help you get more quality sleep. Is your mattress still supportive and comfortable? It might be time to invest in a new one.

If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury due to an automobile accident, medical error, or other personal injury, contact the Schuerman Law office today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.

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