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.