Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Sleep and Weight-Loss Connection
Remove distractions from the bedroom, such as televisions, computers and phones. Don't make the bed into your "home office." Make the bedroom dark with drapes, blinds or simply a cover for your eyes. Regular exercise and plenty of natural light during the day help regulate circadian rhythms and make a sleep routine easier. Try to get seven to nine hours of shuteye a night - eight hours seems like the optimal amount for adults. Remember, children and adolescents need even more sleep than adults to function well.