March is National Sleep Awareness Month.
CLEVELAND — One in three Americans don’t get enough sleep. Are you one of them?
Think of sleep like giving your brain a shower. It helps it reset and recharge and that not only helps your brain, but also your body.
Lack of adequate sleep can impact your mood and lead to depression. It can also impact your cardiovascular health, your weight, your immune system, and pretty much everything that helps you function during the day.
Most adults need seven to nine hours a night, but many have issues falling asleep, staying asleep or sticking to a steady sleep schedule.
Make sleep a priority. Here are some helpful tips:
- Quit the caffeine early in the day.
- Put away the phone, tablet, computer and shut off the TV at least an hour before bedtime.
- Stick to a consistent bedtime and wake time. Just try this for a week and see how you feel.
Keep in mind, over-the-counter sleeping pills and alcohol rarely allow you to get the …