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alarm clockEstablish a healthy sleep routine, advises Human Resources.

Message provides tips to enhance quality of sleep

Sleep is as important for overall health as good nutrition and physical activity, says a message sent Monday to UWindsor faculty and staff by Human Resources.

The wellness tip notes that slip allows muscles and tissues to repair and heal and provides some examples of how to enhance the quality of sleep:

  • Go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time each morning.
  • Practise the same rituals to help de-stress, such as reading, taking a bath, or listening to calming music.
  • Avoid exposure to blue light from electronic screens two to three hours before bedtime.
  • Keep your room dark, noise-free, and cool.
  • Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages and fatty or spicy foods before bed.

For more tips on how to improve sleep hygiene, view the 3 Keys to a Healthier “U” information sheets and access the sleep hygiene checklist