Sleep is an essential function for the body that helps with everything from memory consolidation to warding off diseases. That means it is absolutely imperative to take sleep hygiene seriously. A key part of that is establishing — and actually sticking to — a realistic bedtime. Yes, even on weekends.
So how do you determine what is the right hour for you to wind down and drift off each night? And, more importantly, how do you actually stick to your bedtime? Here are four tips from a sleep expert about the different ways you can set (and actually keep!) the bedtime that works for you.
Aim for seven to nine hours of sleep.
Setting your bedtime starts with figuring out what time you need to wake up the following morning. “So much of what I found in researching best practices for teen sleep applies to adults as well. Adults should