When’s the last time you had a good night’s sleep? Well, time isn’t the only thing lost when you lose sleep. According to a small 2013 study published in the journal SLEEP, a single night of sleep deprivation can cause you to lose brain tissue. Lack of sleep has also been linked to increased risk for heart disease, diabetes and even death. If you’ve been tossing and turning for the past few weeks, then it might be time to take a new approach – several actually. Keep reading to find out how to fall asleep faster and add more minutes to your life in the long run.
1. Get into a routine.
For a little consistency, try going to bed at the same time every single night. Even if you don’t fall asleep right away, that’s fine. Your body should get the memo after a couple of days or weeks.
2. Eliminate distractions.
We know it’s addicting, but checking your phone right before you get into bed is a bad idea because the minute you check it, you’ll be tempted to check everything else: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, unread texts – they can wait! Need another reason to put that phone down? Exposure to blue light from smartphones, tablets and laptops can cause damage to your retina and ruin your eyesight!
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