By Kevin Gong
Nowadays, people are getting busier and busier. This makes people more likely to ignore things that are unremarkable in their life, like sleep. However, these easily overlooked details in people’s lives happen to be the most effective for maintaining or even improving people’s quality of life. So let’s talk about one of the most important details: sleep.
Normally, a teenager within the age group of 13-18 years old will need a sleep time of 8-10 hours per day, and an adult within the age group of 18-60 years old will need a sleep time of 7or more hours per day. However, due to the business of people nowadays, sleeping time for teens and adults is getting shorter and shorter, which could cause a lot of health problems.
What problems can be caused by insufficient sleep time? Well, many serious problems could occur such as: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.
By avoiding these diseases, you just simply need to get sufficient sleep. Sleeping more can also make you less likely to have a bad mood, make you more productive at work, and make you less sleepy during the day.
How do you improve your sleep? It’s actually simpler than most people think. You only have to do the following things:
- Stick to a regular sleep schedule.
- Sleep in a quiet, dark, and relaxing environment.
- Do some physical activity during the day, and try not to exercise within the few hours before you sleep.
- Keep your phone and computer away from you while you are trying to get to sleep.
- Do not drink alcohol or coffee before bedtime.
Sometimes, simple things can make your life better. All you have to do is get enough sleep and keep a healthy sleep schedule and you will have a better life. Isn’t that simple?