Wellness Tip of the Week: Set a sleep schedule

Event Type(s): Health

Sleep is essential for energy, productivity, and emotional balance, but most of us don't get enough. The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night. Your body needs that time for recovery and restoration, and it's not possible to "catch up" on sleep during weekends and vacations. If you establish a regular sleep schedule, it will be easier for your body to fall into its natural sleep rhythm, giving you the full benefits of a good night's rest. Try going to bed and waking up at the same time each day, and don't let yourself break the habit on weekends. If you're getting enough rest, you should be able to wake up without an alarm. Give it a try and see how you feel!

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