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If the snooze button on your alarm clock has become your best friend, it may be time to examine your sleep habits.
You’ve probably heard you need eight to nine hours of sleep a night, but the reality is your body (and mind!) may require a little more or a little less. “The key is making sure the sleep you get is consistent and good quality,” says Matthew Thomas, MD, with Barnett Family Practice, part of Carolinas HealthCare System.
Like anything else in life, if you want to succeed, you need to plan. Make your bedtime routine simple, and make it sacred. It can be as simple as nudging your thermostat down a few degrees to make it cooler in your house at night. Dr. Thomas offers these tips for slumber success:
If, after getting the recommended hours, you are still having difficulty staying awake or concentrating during the day, you may have a different health problem. Sleep disorders are common and treatable. Discuss serious sleep issues with your doctor.
The primary care doctors at Carolinas HealthCare System can help you get (and stay) on the path to wellness.
Call 844-881-2180 or complete an online request form to find a doctor near you.