Most healthy adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. But many get less than that. More than a third of Americans say that lack of sleep affects their daily lives. Not getting enough sleep can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease and more.
Small changes can improve sleep quality
The good news is that you can do some simple things to get better sleep:
- Eat well but not late at night.
- Cut down on caffeine and alcohol.
- Quit smoking.
Eat well for better energy
Eating food that your body needs can make a world of difference in your energy level. A healthy eating plan includes:
- Fruits, vegetables and whole grains
- Lean meat, poultry (like chicken and turkey) and eggs
- American Cancer Society
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Colon Cancer Alliance
The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for professional health care. You should consult an appropriate health care professional for your specific needs.