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THE BRAIN PART 13 Sleep Deprivation – Part 6

We know that sleep is important but many of us struggle to get good quality sleep and a lot of the time it comes down to our lack of routine, non adherence to our circadian rhythm and poor sleep hygiene. Some tips to help you achieve getting good quality sleep.

Get Sun early in the morning; even if it’s only 5 minutes this will let your body know it is time to be awake.

Follow a consistent sleep schedule; wake up and go to sleep at the same time every day.

Get daily exercise; whether it’s an intense strength session or a light walk find a way to move your body.

Avoid stimulants such as coffee and energy drinks as much as possible but especially after 12pm as they greatly effect the nervous system and your ability to fall asleep.

Avoid alcohol at night; although they initially may make you tired they effect your sleep both the night of consumption and potentially the nights after.

Create an ideal sleep environment: this means dark, quiet room on the cooler side.

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