The idea that we need less sleep as we grow older is false. Research shows 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night helps keep our brains sharp. Lack of good sleep on a consistent basis can lead to depression on even dementia!
Here are some tips to help you make it through the night:
Avoid Long Naps – If you must nap during the day, try to keep it under 30 minutes
Socks – Yes, wearing socks to keep your feet warm can actually help you sleep sounder and longer
Keep Discussion Pleasant – Try to avoid discussing topics like politics or finances that can raise your stress level in the last few hours before bedtime.
Believe it or not, your cell phone can cause back pain!
If you're on the phone for long periods of time, bending your neck to cradle to phone or read all those text messages can add up to 60 pounds of additional stress to your back!
Experts recommend two things to combat this:
1.) Invest in ear buds and wear them during long conversations. That way, you don't have hold the phone near your ear.
2.) Keep your head up and your eyes down when reading texts.