The Happiness Lab Delegate's Guide Chapter 5 — Body & Soul - Page 5

The National Sleep Foundation offers the following ten tips for a good night’s sleep: 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and waketime schedule, including at weekends. 2. Establish a relaxing bedtime routine, such as soaking in a hot bath and then reading a book or listening to soothing music. 3. Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool. 4. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillow. 5. Use your bedroom only for sleep and sex. It is best to take work materials, computers, and TVs out of the sleeping environment. 6. Finish eating at least two or three hours before your regular bedtime. 7. Exercise regularly. It is ideal to complete your workout at least a few hours before bedtime. 8. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine close to bedtime. These can contribute to poor sleep, keep you awake, or disrupt sleep later in the night. 05 A good night’s sleep 9. We all know the importance of eating well. Ensure that you regularly get your quota of fruit and veg. It is also crucial to drink as much water as you need. 10. Work with your partner to have good and satisfying sex. 55