Nothing is better than a good night’s sleep. Our bodies rejuvenate while we’re sleeping, and our brains require rest. When we don’t sleep well, we feel tired and cranky, and our thinking skills tend to suffer as a result. Our skin often shows the first signs of poor sleep; droopy eyelids and dark circles are just the outward signs.
Sleep deprivation can cause high blood pressure and heart complications, among other health issues. Eating healthy and exercising daily are two things you can do to help break the cycle of sleeplessness. Sleeping well makes it easier to make healthy food choices (reaching for a granola bar instead of a doughnut or drinking green tea instead of a double shot espresso) and healthy lifestyle choices (going to the gym instead of flopping into the recliner for the evening).
If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, these strategies can help.