5 Tips to Get a Healthier Sleep Tonight

featured-imageKl Petro / Shutterstock [content-ad-1] We all know a good night of rest can set the tone for your entire day, and even though sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle it often gets overlooked. Busy schedules, late nights, or too many distractions can cause people to get much less sleep than their body requires.

Not getting enough sleep is a common problem, but even those who try to get their 8 hours every night might not be practicing the healthiest sleeping habits. No matter how much coffee you drink in the morning, there is no quick fix that can truly balance out the effects of an unhealthy sleep. To get a solid night of rest and practice positive sleeping patterns, try incorporating these 5 tips for a healthier sleep tonight:

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Keep a Sleep Schedule

One of the most important things to practice for a healthy rest pattern is to establish a schedule and stick to it. Varying times to wake up and go to bed will mess with your body and create a chaotic sleep pattern. Sticking to a schedule will allow your body to get used to the idea of sleeping at a certain time and waking at another. Although you can’t time it down to the exact second, try to stick to the same time frames each day, even on weekends and holidays. Aim to get about 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night, and make it a habit to wake up at the same time every day.

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