2. Good sleep goes beyond duration
As long as you get your 7-8 hours a night, you’re set? Wrong!
While sleep duration is important, the quality of your sleep plays a much larger role in whether or not you’re rested:
- Temperature: Yes, we get the best sleep in cooler temperatures, so keep your bedroom around 65°F or 18°C.
- Continuity: If you find yourself waking during the night, you get less time in the restorative stages of sleep.
- Position: Are you a back, side, or stomach sleeper? Be sure to invest in a quality mattress and pillows to support your spine and improve sleep quality.