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Wellness Tip: Sleep

In an effort to cram 25 hours into every 24-hour day, sleep deprivation is a very common occurrence. Quality sleep is important for optimum health and happiness. Physical activity during the daytime hours is essential for quality sleep. Obtaining seven to eight hours of good sleep every night in a dark room without any electronics operating is crucial. Practicing a scheduled, pre-sleep ritual like a warm bath or shower or gentle stretching exercises may improve sleep. Create a "sleep sanctuary" in the bedroom that is strictly for sleeping and intimacy. These few tips may improve sleeping habits and in turn lead to better health and happiness.

Janet Lott, RN

Diabetes and Wellness Coordinator at The Memorial Hospital at Craig