Good sleep is one of the human beings basic needs. Let us find out how to sleep well daily for overall health benefits.
Importance of good sleep
Good sleep is beneficial for body functioning, cognition, immunity and relationship effectiveness. A sleepy person is usually unable to do something adequately.
How much is enough?
An average a person needs 7 hours of sleep every 24 hours but it may be more or less based on age, habits, occupation etc.
Know when you are sleepy and respect this feeling
Remember how many times do you yawn, feel the need to rest, and close your eyes during work. These are the signs when your body tells you to rest and take a nap. There is no need to only sleep for a long time. You can also do this for short duration many times a day so that your mind will be activated again after waking up.
Maintain a sleep hygiene diary
Buy a small diary or a sleep journal, you can also download and print the pages that will help you in noting down the timings when you go to bed and when you leave out the bed so you can calculate the time.
Only use the bed for sleep