Nothing feels better than waking up refreshed and renewed. And it’s no wonder: There’s a lot of rest and repair going on while your mind and body downshift into sleep. What happens when you get the 7–8 hours that most of us need?
Stressful thoughts may keep you up. Pain might make it hard to get comfortable. Aging can get in the way of sleeping deeply. Or, sometimes there doesn’t seem to be any explanation for sleep challenges.
If this is you, you’re not alone. As many as one-third of American adults experience “short sleep duration.” That is, they regularly sleep fewer than eight hours a night—the amount most of us need for optimal health.
But here’s some good news that might surprise you: What you do during your day can make a big difference in how you sleep at night.
Bonus: The dog’s okay! Research says a pet in the room doesn't disturb human sleep, as long as it stays off the bed. (9)
There’s a solution for just about every sleep problem. A MOBE Guide can help you find yours. Our Guides have helped hundreds of people struggling to get their eight hours a night. To find out if you’re eligible for MOBE, check your status, or call 844-841-9725. Ready to take the first step with a MOBE Guide? Schedule a call online or download the MOBE Health Guide app.