By Team Reboot
Discover the many health conditions linked with poor sleep, along with simple sets that can help you get better rest.
Jam-packed schedules, along with an endless list of TV to binge, can make it easy to deprioritize sleep. But getting a good night’s rest is important for nearly every aspect of your health, from your heart to your skin to your mood to your weight.
Find out more about why getting enough shut-eye matters, and simple steps you can take to ensure you get a good night’s rest.
First things first: When it comes to sleep, both quantity and quality matter. Aim to get at least 7 hours a night, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Habits like scrolling on your phone or bringing pets to bed can reduce the quality of your sleep, which means you won’t get the full benefits of your shut-eye.
According to the CDC, not getting enough sleep is linked with:
Plus, you won’t feel good if you’re not well-rested. You may find yourself making silly errors or feeling irritable. And you may find yourself snacking more, too. Get more insights into how sleep affects your health.
Fortunately, the strategies you’ll need to put in place to get a good night’s rest aren’t very complicated — but you will need to be consistent and stick with these habits.
Here are the top recommendations from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine:
Discover more strategies that can help improve your sleep.