Sweet dreams

Man lyin in bed awake

Sleep is something everyone knows about, but not everyone understands its importance.

Adults need about 7-9 hours of sleep each night to help contribute to their health and well-being, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you don’t get enough sleep, it can affect your health.

Here are some tips to help you sleep better:

• Go to bed at the same time each night. Try to wake up at the same time each morning to get your body on a schedule.

• Remove electronic devices from your bedroom, including TVs, computers and smartphones.

• Try to exercise during the day to drain energy from your body. Adding physical activity into your daily routine can help you fall asleep easily.

• Avoid alcohol, caffeine and large meals before bedtime.

• Keep your bedroom cool, which can help you calm down at night.

The Wellness LiteBlue page has more information on sleep and other health topics.