by Shaelynn Miller
- If you find yourself feeling groggy in the morning, it’s time to change your sleeping habits. Recent studies show the things you do before bed could be costing you precious sleep.
Adults ages 18 and up need at least seven hours of sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. If you aren’t getting enough shut-eye, change these six habits so you can have a good night’s rest:
1. Sleeping in on the weekend
Tip: set your alarms every day
As annoying as it might be to wake up early on your days off, it will pay off when Monday morning rolls around. Consistency is the key to a good night’s sleep, according to Travis Bradberry, Ph.D.
Have you ever noticed you sometimes wake up right before your alarm rings? That’s because your body has prepared itself by increasing your hormone levels and blood pressure, Bradberry said. A consistent sleep schedule helps your body know when to prepare for waking up, but an inconsistent schedule confuses that natural rhythm. Continue…