Since we can remember, the only rule of thumb when it comes to sleeping has been “you need at least 8 hours of sleep per night!” The emphasis on this rule has allowed us to neglect the other important, if not more essential, sleep health rules out there.
Contrary to popular belief, falling asleep and staying asleep for 8 hours isn’t always sufficient for a healthy lifestyle. Although most people do recognize the importance of a good night’s sleep, they don’t know what qualifies as such. Like most things in life, sleep adheres to the quality versus quantity rule.
The leading causes of a poor night’s sleep are the environmental factors that surround us throughout the day and before bed. These elements are responsible for a low quality sleep, regardless of the hours you get each night. These common sleep disruptions can come from all kinds of environmental elements.