(Mira Miller/ Very Well Health) — There’s no feeling quite like getting a great night’s sleep, and yet so many of us struggle to sleep at a reasonable hour.
One in three U.S. adults don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Chronic sleep deprivation is associated with an increased risk of developing conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and frequent mental distress.
Despite this well-established fact, maintaining a consistent sleep schedule is challenging. That’s why trying to go to bed at an earlier hour on a consistent basis is a common New Year’s resolution, albeit a difficult one to follow through on.
If improving your sleep habits was on your list of goals for the new year, but you’ve already blown it on late-night Netflix binges, fear not. It’s never too late to start catching more Zs. (…)