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Posted by: Julie Sandine on Feb 13, 2019
Sleep is important in maintaining emotional balance and resilience and getting sufficient amounts of it is crucial to be able to perform at your optimal ability. Our brains are unable to function properly when we sleep less than 5 hours per night – some studies indicate that being sleep-deprived can be as deleterious to our ability to function as being intoxicated. Good sleep entails 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night, so strive to attain this – keeping bed times and awakening times consistent is beneficial. Minimize caffeine and other stimulants as the evening approaches and turn off all electronics an hour before bedtime, as the light emitted from screens interferes with sleep and the content stimulates our brains. Instead of using digital devices or watching tv, engage in a calming routine such as listening to quiet music, reading or meditating.