(Noma Nazish/ Forbes) –– While alot of people make New Year’s resolutions geared toward healthy eating and exercising, not many prioritize their sleep—which can seriously undermine all of your other efforts.
According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, a staggering 50 to 70 million Americans struggle with sleep disorders like insomnia, sleep apnea and narcolepsy.
Not getting adequate sleep can severely impact your physical and mental health in the long term— decreasing brain function, weakening the immune system and increasing the risk of various diseases including diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease and depression. Additionally, sleep deprivation can also negatively affect your mood and short-term memory.
To help you catch more zzz’s in the coming year, here are eight expert-backed tips to try right away: