Mental Awareness Month Day 4: Sleep hygiene

Sound and restful sleep is imperative for physical and mental health. Not everyone needs 8 straight hours, but everyone needs restorative sleep. For sleep hygiene, consistency is key. Try going to bed around the same time and awaken around the same time. Try to avoid having electronics in the bedroom, as well as avoiding caffeine for at least 8 hours before bed. Here’s our tips for today. 

Arwen Podesta, MD suggests keeping a notepad next to your bed if you have thoughts that keep you awake, as well as various supplements to help with your sleep. There are many apps that are useful for sleep. Tag us and let us know how you are utilizing our tips to work on your own mental health! Always consult with your doctor before taking anything. If you have an emergency, please call 911. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255


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