Fitness Friday Tip: Sleep

SGT Koontz

SLEEP

Trouble managing daytime fatigue, lack of focus, even decreased physical performance? Take a closer look at your sleep. Are you getting enough? Any sleep disturbances? Trouble unwinding and falling asleep? Yes to any or all of these is very common with our fast-paced, high-technology world. Here are a few tips to get the 7-9 hours of sleep recommended by the American Sleep Association.

Set and alarm clock 30 minutes before bedtime  Eat a light carbohydrate snack 30 minutes before bedtime  Get blackout curtains to decrease outside light  Wear blue-light blocking lenses an hour before bed  Create a daily routine  Decrease fluid intake before bed to disrupt urinary urges when you should be sleeping.

These are just a few simple tips to help improve your sleep health and overall well-being!

The Army has identified SLEEP as one of the three pieces to the Performance Triad—Sleep, Nutrition, and Activity.  Visit their website for more information (below).

For more information visit:

https://www.sleepassociation.org/

https://p3.amedd.army.mil/

http://armymedicine.mil

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