Sleep, just like regular exercise and a healthy diet, is important to the overall health of an individual. One needs to get quality sleep regularly to improve memory and attention span, as well as maintain a healthy weight. Getting the quality sleep that the body needs also reduces stress and allows you to live a healthier, happier life. But the big question is, how to know if you're getting good quality sleep?
Do you have an established bedtime routine? If you are like most people, your routine probably includes putting on your pajamas, brushing your teeth, and climbing into bed to fluff your pillows just the right way.
You probably also pull out your electronic device to help you unwind a little before heading off to sleep.
Everyone has some type of activity that helps them relax. Maybe you are reading the must read book on your device, checking your e-mail, perusing Facebook, or even getting in a few rounds of your favorite game.
Sure, playing on your electronic device can help you relax after a hard day’s work. But did you know that research shows that your relaxing screen time is actually making it harder for you to fall asleep? You may be sabotaging your sleep without even knowing it.