Sleep hygiene is an important part of maintaining healthy sleep and improving sleep quality. Research and studies have identified habits and behaviors, or sleep hygiene, that help you get the sleep you’ve always wanted. With one in three adults in the U.S. not getting enough sleep, according to the CDC, sleep hygiene is an important aspect of our health many aren’t giving
Achieving sleep hygiene takes work and practice. Here are a few tips to start good habits to improve, or establish your sleep hygiene in the infographic below.
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Bedtime routines are not just for the kids. Numerous studies and even personal experiences have shown both bedtime rituals and routines are beneficial to adults as well. Consistent poor sleep is shown to decrease overall health and result in an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other conditions. Keeping a consistent sleep schedule is vital to experiencing quality sleep and staying healthy.
Taking the time to relax before bed helps you get into the mindset that it is time to sleep and will lead to better sleep overall. Keeping a routine is psychological-the cues from your bedtime routine actions will help you get the sleep you need. Getting the sleep you need will allow you to be more productive during the day. If you want to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start marking off items on your to-do list, here are a few bedtime routines that will help you sleep and give you more productive days.
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Life stressors abound, from financial troubles to cranky kids, grumpy coworkers, flat tires, loneliness, chores, and everything in between. When you’re at your wit’s end, it can feel like the only option is to keep working hard to stay on top of a million different things. But as counterintuitive as it seems, a better antidote may be to stop what you’re doing and devote a few moments to feeling less stressed. Here’s how to calm down in just five minutes.
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What is mindfulness? In short, this is a technique that helps us to stay aware of everything that is happening around us. Using this technique, we can focus on the present moment without unnecessary emotions, attachment, or judgment.
Mindfulness can help you control your emotions and reduce stress or anxiety. Wondering how it works? It’s simple. The more you focus on the present situation, the easier it is to make decisions that work best for you.
To give you more information about mindfulness, here is a comprehensive infographic where you will learn about the benefits of mindfulness and find out how mindfulness can impact your academic performance including six mindfulness techniques to boost your concentration.
Use these tips and don’t forget to share the infographic with your friends!
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Whether you hang onto items too long yourself or are a self-proclaimed neat freak, on some level we all have a relationship with clutter. Our captivation with the concept has even spun out a few franchises. Thanks to TLC’s “Hoarders,” the Marie Kondo craze, and “The Home Edit” frenzy, there’s no shortage of resources for how to tidy up our physical surroundings.
But what about where we spend a great deal of our days — on our devices and in cyberspace? On average, adults will spend anywhere from 34 years to 44 years of their life staring at screens. And much of that time, we’ll be ignoring our digital clutter. After all, you can’t actually trip over hundreds of unread emails, thousands of blurry photos, and maybe even all those “The Home Edit” episodes downloaded on your devices. In fact, digital hoarding, meaning letting our digital content pile up, can have negative consequences on our wellbeing, on our cybersecurity, and on the environment.
All this to say, it’s time to look inward — in your inbox, cloud storage, desktop, phones, etc. — and ask yourself, “Am I a digital hoarder?” Consider the following points and also tips to declutter your digital life for the better.
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