BEST's Guide to Improve Your Sleep Quality
As the days grow shorter and the nights longer, it's essential to focus on one of the most crucial aspects of our well-being: sleep. Research shows that up to 40% of us are sleep-deprived. Lack of quality sleep can negatively impact your health and safety, even contributing to over 100,000 car accidents every year! It's not just about rest; it's about staying safe, maintaining a healthy heart, regulating bodily functions, and keeping our brains sharp for learning and memory tasks.
At BEST, we recognize sleep's profound impact on our health, safety, and overall quality of life. To help you achieve a more restful and productive day, here are five simple yet effective #BESTtips:
1. Prioritize Sleep: Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
2. Reduce Blue Light Exposure: An hour before bed, switch off the TV and keep your phone away. Exposure to blue light before bed can disrupt the quality of your sleep.
3. Limit Daytime Naps: If you must nap, keep them under 20 minutes.
4. Keep It Cool: Maintain your bedroom temperature between 20–22 degrees Celsius, to create the best sleeping environment for your body.
5. Consistency Is Key: Stick to a regular sleep schedule, even on weekends.
By embracing these practices, not only will you feel more energized and focused, but you'll also be contributing to a safer and healthier community. Sleep well and stay safe!