The Sleep-In Challenge

View a video message from Chinyere Eze about the Sleep-In Challenge

Rules of the Challenge

 
  1. Aim to sleep at least 7-8 hours every night.
    • Create a “sleep schedule” to program your body to go to sleep at a certain time
  2. Embrace healthy sleep habits.
    • Avoid watching TV, browsing on phones or tablets 30 minutes before bedtime
    • Avoid drinking excessive water or caffeinated beverages an hour before bed
  3. If having trouble getting to sleep or remaining asleep throughout the night, use some helpful tools.
    • Natural, non-medicated remedies like chamomile or melatonin supplements has been shown to help safely induce sleep
    • Listen to “Meditation music” or soft instrumental music to help relax before sleep
 
 
Be sure to track your progress and notes on how you feel after getting a good nights sleep. Technology tools like FitBit or Apple Watch can help monitor your sleep quality and patterns. Use them if you have it!
 
Other resources on SLEEP:
 
The Sleep Foundation
“Healthy Sleep Tips”
https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/healthy-sleep-tips

 

Author
Chinyere N. Eze, MS, PA-C Chinyere Muforo-Eze is primary medical practitioner and owner of Eze Health Center. As a licensed practitioner in Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Florida, she has extensive experience in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care and Family Medicine.

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