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Improve your mental health with good sleep — Chinese medicine acupuncture Toronto

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These Sleep Habits Might Be the Keys to Improving Your Mental Health

Do you find it hard to fall asleep — and stay asleep — each night? Is a lack of sleep making you feel sluggish throughout the day? A sleep routine is essential for good mental health. Not only do you have the necessary energy to take on the day, but you’re more likely to have positive interactions with family, friends and coworkers. Good sleep brings better days and better nights.

Read on for some helpful sleep tips and resources from Kampo Health

Why Is Quality Sleep Important?

Wondering why it’s practically impossible to feel good on five or six hours of sleep? These resources will motivate you to change your sleep routine for the better.

  • Failing to get enough sleep can lead to severe anxiety.
  • Experiencing symptoms of depression? It could be from not getting the sleep you need.
  • A night of poor sleep can cause loss of focus at work.
  • With only a couple of hours of sleep each night, you might feel angrier or more irritable the next day.
  • If you’re suffering, a doctor or therapist can offer techniques to encourage better sleep.

Healthy Sleep Habits

What can you do before going to bed to drift off more easily? Here are a few basic tips to keep in mind.

Creating the Optimal Sleep Environment
The state of your bedroom can have a major impact on sleep quality. Here’s how to improve your sleeping environment.

  • Make sure your home’s bedrooms are tidy and clutter-free to help cut down on stress.
  • Create the ideal sleeping environment by reducing noise levels, minimizing light exposure, and keeping your bedroom cool.
  • Quality bedding can help you sleep by regulating your body temperature.

Tech to Help You Snooze

Need a little help falling asleep? The right tech could be the solution.

  • A high-quality oil diffuser can support sleep with aromatherapy.
  • Analyze your sleep habits and figure out what you need to improve with an app.
  • Prevent yourself from scrolling through social media when you should be sleeping by
    using a website blocker.

Your mental health and physical health can suffer if you don’t get enough sleep. If you’re tired of tossing and turning at night, look to these resources for ideas. Whether you’re investing in new bedding, practicing yoga before bed, or using an app to analyze your sleeping habits, you’ll find it easier to wake up feeling well-rested every day!

Thanks to guest blogger:
Dorothy Watson

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