The National Sleep Foundation Says “Happy Holidays” Means Being Your Best Slept Self™

WASHINGTON, December 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — This holiday season, the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is providing tips to help Americans prioritize their sleep to improve their overall health and well-being. During the holidays, routines change and sleep schedules can be disrupted. With kids and teens coming home from school, fewer hours of daylight, less time outdoors and new sleeping environments due to travel, it can be difficult to get a good night’s sleep over the holidays.

Adequate sleep is essential at any age and plays a crucial role in boosting immune system function and fighting disease. With today’s heavy focus on health, it’s that time of year when maintaining a healthy immune system is a top priority.

“Amid the holiday rush, regular cold and flu season, and ongoing concerns about COVID-19, it’s now more important than ever to make sure we’re all getting the right amount of sleep,” he said Lauren Hale, PhD, Chairman of the National Sleep Foundation. “No matter where or how you’re celebrating the holidays, there are things you can do to be your best slept self. At the National Sleep Foundation, we understand how disruptive the holiday season can be to sleep schedules, so we’re sharing our rest-to-follow tips to put better sleep at the top of your Christmas gift and New Year’s resolution list.”

The NSF offers the following tips to ensure you get a good night’s sleep this holiday season and beyond:

  • Establish a sleep schedule: Get up and go to bed at the same time every day. Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep a night and children and teens need 8-11 hours.
  • Make a sleep-friendly bedroom: Sleep in a dark room that is quiet and cool. Blankets and sheets may need to be changed for the winter months.
  • Maintain healthy habits: Exercise daily and stop eating and drinking 2-3 hours before bed.

Visit www.thensf.org for more information and tips on maintaining proper sleep habits.

About the National Sleep Foundation
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. Founded in 1990, NSF is committed to promoting excellence in the theory, research and practice of sleep health.

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SOURCE The National Sleep Foundation

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