• Posted on Jun 25, 2019

It’s needed for the rejuvenation of our mind and body. Everyone needs between 7-9 hours of sleep a night, with kids and teens needing more due to growth. Good sleep allows for better efficiency with deep thinking tasks and better regulation of your hormones.

Studies show that you sleep best in cooler environment and dark setting. Also, best to avoid screens before bed. If you are watching a show or on a device before bed – it is recommended to use blue light blocking glasses or turn your device to “night shift”. Studies also show that people sleep better when they have a consistent bedtime and wake times. Keeping both night time and morning routines consistent can help! So do your best not to fall into the trap of staying up late and sleeping the mornings away this summer, it will make your August transition back to school easier!

Sarah Caudle, PA-C