The CDC provides data and recommended practices on some other things that can include a mask on your face…like sleep.
Scientists set the floor for a good night’s sleep at 7 hours and anything less contributes to a murderer’s row of chronic and all too familiar health conditions like obesity, depression, anxiety, heart disease and type-2 diabetes.
Have you found yourself scrolling through your phone at night, only to realize it was later than you thought? Or you watch one more Netflix show, even though you know you’re being basic and your intuition says go to bed? Do you schedule dates at a time that gets you back home later than desired only to realize you need to get to sleep and stop going out with people that take car selfies?
With all of the outside stresses that you’re dealing with, it’s critical not to pile on and sleep is a controllable key factor that’s going to determine the trajectory of your day.
The CDC says more than 1-in-3 people don’t get enough sleep. We can all avoid becoming another statistic by making easy-to-try, incremental adjustments to our sleep practice patterns.
Here are five ways to start consistently getting 7+ hours of sleep/night:
- No TV/screen time 30 minutes before bed
- Built-in quiet time 30 minutes before bed (read, hygiene, meditate)
- Go to bed (and wake-up) 15 minutes earlier than usual, at a consistently set time
- Keep your phone TF out of the bedroom
- Add in a new ritual like a bath, a nighttime tea or journaling
Feel Good AF is so committed to our community taking charge of its sleep that we’ve created the FGAF sleep box. The FGAF Sleep Box is designed to set up your space for sleep-inducing success with a FGAF sleep mask, CBD Oil, alarm clock (did we mention no phones in the bedroom?), earplugs & nighttime teas courtesy of @thealchemistgarden. If you’ve ever said, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead,” know that (against our natural instinct) we forgive you. This time only. 7-9 hours of sleep every night is the mission Feel Good Fam.