Sleep is one of those things that we often fear during childhood, dismiss as students, miss dearly as young parents and generally lack throughout our adult lives.
When we want to sleep but toss and turn instead, one proven solution is to slip into our Nuknuuks, prepare some chamomile tea with honey and read a few pages before trying again. Which is perfectly fine once in a while. It’s only if those nights become the norm rather than the exception that they may become a concern. A good night’s snooze helps our bodies recharge, make sense of the day’s experiences, file away memories and establish a regular circadian rhythm.
That doesn’t mean we all need the same amount of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night, while children need 10 to 12 hours. And just as children benefit from a regular bedtime routine, so do adults. Here are our top 7 tips to improve sleep: