According to the CDC, healthy sleep duration in adults can be promoted by sleep health education and behavior changes, including:
- Setting a pattern of going to bed at the same time each night and rising at the same time each morning
- Ensuring that the bedroom environment is quiet, dark, relaxing, and neither too hot nor too cold
- Turning off or removing televisions, computers, mobile devices, and all distracting or light-emitting electronic devices from the bedroom
- Avoiding large meals or late-evening meals, nicotine, alcohol, and caffeine before bedtime.
Studies have shown that difficulty falling or staying asleep can usually be resolved with improved sleep habits or psychological or behavioral therapies. If this has not been your style, you might want to implement it now and in the New Year.