Diet Challenge Tip 13: Get 8 Hours of Sleep

Published on January 09 2012 - 4:52 PM
Diet Challenge Tip 13: Get 8 Hours of Sleep
Tip 13: Get 8 Hours of Sleep.

There’s a reason they call it beauty sleep. Being sleep-deprived can affect your judgment and decision-making skills, your immune system and your heart, your emotional well-being, and your skin and weight! Most adults need around 8 hours of sleep a night. Two things that help you fall asleep faster? Less screen time before bed and foods high in vitamin B6 (read about vitamin B6 here), such as bananas and fish.

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Kerri-Ann Jennings is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition from Columbia University.