How To Sleep Better This Summer: 7 Strategies

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According to SleepScore Labs, Americans sleep for 10 minutes less per night on average during the summer. This might not seem like a big deal, but according to the Sleep Foundation, 35.2% of American adults report sleeping less than seven hours per night on average, and half of people experience daytime sleepiness three to seven days a week.

Even though summer is a favorite season for vacations and relaxation, many people enter the season with a sleep deficit and end up sleeping even less due to the prolonged periods of sunshine. It is possible to change biological and social factors to get more summer sleep so that you can rest well, enjoy the summer, and coast into fall feeling renewed rather than exhausted.

Below are 7 summer sleep tips that could help you sleep better.

1. Sleep at the recommended duration for your body.

Adults need 7-9 hours of sleep every night, according to the National Sleep Foundation. For maximum health and vitality, it takes a variable length of time for everyone of us. Finding your magic number is a terrific way to spend your vacation. For at least a week, go to bed at the same time every night. Then, track how much you sleep without alarms. It may cause you to sleep more than usual at first and make you feel drowsy, but ultimately it will level out.

2. Put your body in sleep mode.

With darkness comes the production of the melatonin sleep hormone. By lowering the shades and dimming the lights, you can give your body a strong sleep cue.

3. Give social events a priority.

Pick and select the things that really matter. One night's worth of missed sleep counts. According to sleep expert Matthew Walker, PhD, the body tries to get back to sleep for several nights after losing one.

4. Set up a nighttime regimen and unwind.

Make up a nighttime ritual that is entertaining, calming, and devoid of technology. Consider include activities like stretching, reading, and writing. Just remember to put screens away at least an hour before going to bed. Our bodies' capacity to fall asleep may be severely hampered by the artificial light from screens.

5. Remain calm.

Warmer conditions make sleeping difficult. Wearing little or no clothes and keeping the temperature in your bedroom low (many advise between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit) help the body transition into sleep mode. A workout should ideally be completed at least three hours before going to bed since exercise might raise body temperatures.

6. Maintain consistency.

The sleep hormone melatonin needs a constant sleep and waking time in order to set its watch, according to experts from all across the field of sleep medicine. The effort required to alter your internal clocks (every one of your 3-trillion cells has one).

7. Keep an eye on booze.

According to Matthew Walker, PhD, drinking alcohol may prevent you from entering the deep sleep phases and may cause you to wake up in the middle of the night when the alcohol wears off. It's important to keep this in mind.

Every bodily process need sleep to operate properly. The brain has to flush itself with CSF every season, retain and compare memories, solve problems, and process emotions. At night, our bodies do crucial tasks! You may enjoy the summer while still respecting your health and making sure you receive all the rest your body needs by being thoughtful and consistent.
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