Sleep is extremely important for teenagers and adults alike. Teens need a minimum of 9 hours of sleep and adults need a solid 7 to 8 hours. Many of us don’t rest enough, but putting sleep at the top of your list can help you to feel great and conquer your daily tasks.
Getting a good night’s sleep can...
- Help you focus
- Allow you to think more clearly
- Improve your immune system
- Regulate your blood pressure
- Improve your cardiovascular health
- Promote longevity
- Boost academic performance
- Improve your memory
Several things can hold us back from getting enough sleep. Screen time and drinking caffeine before bed can keep you up. Establishing a nighttime routine is key to getting a good night’s rest! Try doing something relaxing before bed like stretching, taking a bath, drinking tea, or reading a book. There are also apps like Headspace and Calm that can help you wind down before bed. Prioritize yourself and get some sleep!
For more information, check out this article about the benefits of sleep.
Stay healthy, chaps!
-Katie, Annie, Lizz, and Alex