Reducing Your Sleep Debt

Getting a good night's rest can make all the difference in how you feel all day long. Here are some tips to sleep better and feel better rested.

Being sleep deprived is linked to a host of unwelcome effects, including weight gain, cardiovascular disease, stress, and psychiatric symptoms.

The difference between the amount of sleep your body needs and the amount it gets is known as sleep debt.

What is sleep debt?


– Clumsiness and poor balance – Difficulty concentrating – Drowsiness – Irritability – Physical weakness

We can do this by prioritizing sleep and practicing good sleep hygiene.

Preventing sleep debt

Keep a consistent schedule

Maintaining a consistent sleep schedule helps to prioritize sleep so that you get enough rest to keep you going strong.

Keep the sleeping temperature in your bedroom, replace old mattresses and pillows, and try to block out any noises that may disturb your sleep.

Optimize your bedtime environment

– Take short power naps early in the afternoon, but don’t nap longer than 2 hours at a time. – Go to bed an extra hour or two early.

Catching up on lost sleep

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