It is important to set up for your success!

Follow a bedtime routine.

Dial in a bedtime routine before bed. Do something that relaxes you. Do some light stretching, do some yoga poses, listen to relaxing music, do some reading, or take a warm bath. Do whatever you find relaxes you and makes you sleepy.

Make your bedroom a sleep haven.

Stop using your electronics for at least 30 minutes before bedtime. If you find you need to use them, set their display to minimize your exposure to blue light. Blue light exposure can make it harder to fall and stay asleep. Make sure your temperature in your room is cool and pleasant; at least 70 degrees F (21 degrees C). Ensure that you wear earplugs or noise-canceling headphones, especially if you live somewhere that is noisy at night. Wear an eye mask. If your bedroom has windows, hang some room darkening curtains.

Adjust your sleeping position.

Step back and examine the way you’re sleeping at night. Be careful that certain positions make your sleeping condition worse or better. Stay away from stomach sleeping which can cause joint pain as well as a stiff neck. If you have sleep apnea, side sleeping is the most beneficial. If you have acid reflux or neck pain, sleeping on the back is the best position. If you’re not waking up satisfied, it’s time to assume a new position.

Quality sleep is vital to help your brain and body heal and function normally. If you have inadequate or poor-quality sleep can slow recovery, hamper cognitive function, worsen memory problems, and lead to depression. For stroke patients, who may be laboring to relearn basic skills, like eating, walking, or dressing, getting adequate rest is even more imperative because it’s a key part of the recovery process.

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