Sleep. Just the word elicits oohs and ahhs as you think about a restful, comfortable 8 hours of this magical elixir. But most of us live in the real world, and we know we often have to sacrifice our beauty rest in favor of deadlines, kids, jobs and other obligations.
But now, it’s time to educate yourself. The Young Professionals Network will be going on a tour of the North Dakota Center for Sleep, 4152 30th Ave. S., Ste. 103, Fargo, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. The event is free for YPN members, but registration is required.
Attendees will learn about what healthy sleep actually means, what could be preventing you from a good night’s rest, things to try at home and when to seek professional help for sleep problems. They will also explore what poor sleep does to our health and economy. The North Dakota Center for Sleep will provide attendees with complimentary appetizers and beverages.
For more information or to sign up, check out the registration page.
So what can you do to start improving your sleep schedule right now? Help Guide offers a few tips:
Set a regular bedtime. Easier said than done, right? Choose a time when you normally feel tired, so you don’t have to worry about tossing and turning. Your body will appreciate the schedule — and stick to it on weekends, too.
Wake up at the same time every day. Some people wake up naturally without an alarm, but if your body doesn’t work that way, set an alarm and then start working on an earlier bed time.
Nap if you’re tired. You’d think it would make sense to sleep in later if you’re tired, but it can backfire if you do that, disturbing your natural sleep-wake rhythm.
For more sleep tips, check out the rest of the article here.
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