By Craig Knox, MD, PhD
Lexington Clinic Sleep Center
 

 
 
 

Getting ready for work, getting the kids ready for school or even just getting out of bed in the mornings can seem like a chore if you don’t get enough rest the night before.

A good night of sleep can go a long way in making you feel better but the benefits are much more than just boosting your mood. Good rest is a key part of a healthy lifestyle and can benefit you in numerous ways like improving your memory, sharpening your attention, helping you maintain a healthy weight and much more!

If you’re having trouble resting at night here are a few tips that might help you get improved sleep:
  • Stick to a sleep schedule
  • Have a bedtime ritual
  • Create a good sleep environment – this often means a place that’s cool, dark and quiet
  • Include physical activity during your day
  • Manage your stress – when you’re stressed your sleep suffers
Health Benefits of Restful Sleep, Lexington Clinic Sleep Center
When we don’t get enough rest we simply aren’t operating at our best and that’s why it’s important to make sure you’re getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night for adults and even more for children.

If you have tried these tips and are still having trouble sleeping at night our Lexington Clinic Sleep Center team would love to help.
 
 
Craig Knox, MD, PhD, Lexington Clinic Neurology, Lexington Clinic Sleep Center
Craig Knox, MD, PhD is board-certified in Neurology and board-certified in Sleep Medicine. He provides services in general adult neurology, as well as neurophysiological studies to include EMG/NCV, EEG, Evoked Potential studies and evaluates sleep complaints, including excessive daytime sleepiness and sleep apnea symptoms.