Understanding your sleeping patterns will open the door to better sleep, and healthy aging. This awareness then unlocks your ability to learn new strategies to allow you improved rejeuvenation and recovery.
Research has shown that poor sleep habits increase the risk of diabetes, obesity, neuroendocrine and hormone disruption and inflammation.
Some questions to ask yourself:
I use positive self-talk phrases regarding my ability to relax and fall asleep: “I can fall asleep.” “I can relax.”.
I avoid alcohol (beer, wine, liquor) within 3 hours of bedtime.
I plan my sleep by putting it into my schedule; plan for 8½ to 9 hours in bed.
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