Celebrated annually since 1998, Sleep Awareness Week runs March 14-20. The National Sleep Foundation campaign encourages sleep health and prioritizing sleep to improve health and well-being. It commences with the start of daylight saving time (DST).
Benefits to healthy sleeping include a better immune system, increased productivity, a sharper memory, healthier heart and more. Here are several top tips to encourage better sleep:
• Increase light exposure during the day to help with circadian rhythms.
• Decrease blue light exposure at night (cell phone, TV, computer).
• Reduce naps taken during the day.
• Be consistent with sleep schedules.
• Avoid large meals near bedtime.