A good 7-9 hours of quality sleep is what you need every day for optimal health. This would help day time alertness as well. A consistent sleep schedule helps your body function properly.
Here are the Do's and Don'ts for a good night's sleep.
Binge sleeping (catching up all that lost sleep) over the weekends can lead to permanent brain damage. A full stomach and a booze at bedtime are hamper a good night's sleep. Avoid a super fluffy pillow. All you need is a pillow that elevates your body and neck just enough to keep your spine straight. Sleeping in fetal position is not a good way to sleep as it can restrict your breath. You can instead wedge a body pillow to lengthen your spine. Mattresses which are too hard or soft are bad. They lead to back and spine problems. And if you are a pet parent you might not want to sleep with your pet as according to a research 63% of pet owners who sleep beside their pets sleep poorly.
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