Self Care: Tips To Help You Sleep Better

Sleep is one of the most fundamental acts of self-care.  When we get overwhelmed or stressed, sleep is usually the first sacrifice. For adults 18 – 60, 7 hours sleep is recommended, but according to the CDC , more than one-third of Americans don’t get enough sleep.  Lack of sleep is not only related to how well we think but also increases our risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke, depression, and death. Sleep deprivation weakens our immune systems. One study has even shown that people with chronic insomnia have a three times greater risk of dying from any cause.

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