How are you sleeping? If you are like the majority of Americans, at least one night a week, not well! And if you are like over 1/3rd of workers, you are not getting the recommended minimum of sleep. Which is why more than 40% of people use some over-the-counter product to get to sleep (which does not include the number of people using a prescribed product for sleep).
Research is pretty consistent: adults need somewhere between 7 and 9 hours of nightly sleep in order to be healthy. More than 9 can indicate a problem. And less than 7 can lead to health problems like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and even diabetes. It also has a psychological toll.
But if you are struggling with getting sleep, none of what I just wrote comes as a surprise… which is why you are trying to get the rest you need.
In this week’s Thriveology Podcast, I discuss 5 strategies for betting better sleep. Most are simple, but all are important, if you struggle to get the rest you need. Listen below.