No matter how much we may dislike sleeping, it’s something that we need in order to keep a stable and healthy mind and body.

We live in a society in which we value endless hours of work over healthy bodies and minds. Unfortunately, many Americans put off sleep and see it as something they don’t need, only to wake up in the morning and contradictorily complain about how much coffee they need to do their everyday tasks–which, medically speaking, is an addition.  They would not feel so tired and need caffeine if they made a simple change in their lifestyle: sleep! Here are two tips on how you can get a better night’s sleep and feel much better and alive during the day.

  1. Stick to a schedule

Humans have been going off of a schedule for 99.99 percent of our history on this planet. The circadian rhythm has only recently been disrupted by the invention of electricity and the 9-hour work week. Our bodies love schedules, so it’s important to wake up and get up roughly at the same times every day. And yes, we also mean on the weekends.

  1. Turn the screens off

Our phones and computers emit light in the blue end of the spectrum. Unfortunately, our biological brains can’t discern between morning light and phone light, so they start releasing chemicals that are similar to those released in the morning, prompting you to stay up. Instead of sifting through the entirely meaningless timeline of Twitter, read a good book!

Sleep is crucial to our health. If we want to feel better during the day, we need to do our body and mind right at night, lest we suffer serious health issues. Contact North American Underwriters for all of your personal insurance needs in Bristol, Farmington, Plainville, and surrounding Connecticut areas.