Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Move during the Day, Sleep Well at Night
Instead, maintaining a reasonable routine of regular exercise can provide sufficient exertion to tire your muscles and make it easier to fall asleep. Mental stimulation – whether from a job, activity, or from a hobby like reading – provides similar mental benefits. It’s also important to obtain sufficient exposure to natural light during the day to maintain a healthy circadian rhythm. Regular outdoor exercise can provide this exposure.
Maintain Social Ties
Practice Good Sleep Hygiene
That includes limiting your exposure to artificial light right before bedtime, including TV, computers, and yes, your mobile phone. Keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature for sleep – not too hot, and with sufficient circulation. It’s OK to have your phone within arm’s reach in case an emergency call comes during the night, but it’s neither necessary nor beneficial to keep the phone clutched in your palm as you drift off.
Practicing good sleep hygiene makes it easier to get the sleep you need so that you can function at your best during the day. It’s one of the most important aspects of aging well.
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