Safety Tip…Are you getting enough sleep?

Getting enough sleep is important for people of all ages to stay in good health. People often cut back on their sleep for work, family demands or even to watch a good show on television. But if not getting enough sleep is a regular part of your routine, you may be at an increased risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke or poor mental health.

Even one night of short sleep can affect you the next day. Not only are you more likely to feel sleepy, you’re more likely to be in a bad mood, be less productive at work, or even risk your safety or someone else’s due to lack of awareness.

The CDC recommends that adults age 18+ get at least 7 or more hours of sleep per night. Here are some tips to get the best night’s sleep:

  1. Be consistent. Try to go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning.
  2. Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, relaxing and at a comfortable temperature.
  3. Remove electronic devices such as TVs, computers and smart phones from the bedroom.
  4. Avoid large meals, caffeine and alcohol before bedtime.
  5. Don’t use tobacco.
  6. Get some exercise. Being physically during the day can help you fall asleep more easily at night.

Here’s to a good night’s sleep!

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