Focus On Quality Sleep


Welcome to day 2 of the Strengthen Your Immunity, powered by Compass One challenge!

Getting plenty of sleep is SO important, but there’s another factor some people forget about: quality.

You can get all of the sleep in the world, but if it’s not restful sleep, it’s not going to do what it’s supposed to do.  

Healthy sleep can: 

  • Improve productivity 
  • Reduce stress and anxiety 
  • Help ward off illness 
  • Improve your quality of life 

Whether you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, there are some habits and routines that help make restorative rest more than just a dream.

Starting today, incorporate these into your lifestyle to improve your sleep quality: 

  • Ditch your screens to avoid blue light exposure within an hour of bedtime 
  • Expose yourself to natural light when you wake up 
  • Skip alcoholic beverages close to bedtime 
  • Eat sleep-friendly foods in the evenings, like cherries, turkey, bananas, or nuts 
  • Make your bedroom a sleep sanctuary with blackout curtains, a cool but comfortable temperature, white noise, and lack of clutter 

What will you try tonight? Tell us in our discussion in the challenge update section here or on Facebook

Find this helpful? Share it with a nurse by using the social media links on the left side of this page and invite them to sign up for the Strengthen Your Immunity, powered by Compass One challenge!

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Mar 9, 2021 3:18 PM America/Chicago

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I ate a handful of nuts last night and it really did help me fall asleep and stay asleep.
  • Posted Fri 12 Mar 2021 12:47 PM CST

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