Are you getting enough sleep? Most adults need between 7 and 9 hours' of sleep each night.  

Sleep is critical for maintaining good health and wellbeing. Insufficient sleep is linked to the development of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity and depression.

Ideas for getting a good night’s sleep:

  • Listen to your body clock.
  • Make sure your bedroom is restful and comfortable.
  • Avoid cigarettes, alcohol, or sleeping pills.
  • Avoid using electronic devices within an hour of going to bed
  • Exercise regularly, but not within two hours of going to bed
  • Relax your mind – learn to meditate.

If you are still suffering from insomnia or waking up feeling tired you may need professional help. Find out more about how to get a good night’s sleep at the Better Health Channel.

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