Try these sleep tips the next time your normal routine gets interrupted, so you can get the sleep your body needs.
Jan 16, 2017Menopause & Aging Well
While spontaneity is fun and can perk up an otherwise humdrum life, the fact remains that most of us are creatures of habit. We live a fairly scheduled life, and that includes wake times, meal times and when we turn in for the night.
So, what happens when our normal routine changes? I can bet with some certainty that even if you're one of the most organized and disciplined people around, your routine got thrown off during the holidays—an abbreviated work schedule topped off with lots of leisure and celebration time. And I can also bet that your sleep suffered.
Remember, while sleep requirements vary from person to person across the life span, most healthy adults need seven to nine hours a night—yet too few of us get the sleep we truly need.
And you want to excel in the sleep department: Sleep deprivation can lead to serious health and cognition problems, and even put your safety—and the safety of others—at risk.
Here are some tips so that the next time your normal routine gets interrupted, you can get the sleep your body needs.