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A Better Night’s Sleep

Take time for rest to support your Whole Health

A person lays in bed sleeping.A good night’s sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet. In fact, lack of sleep can increase your risk of health problems, like high blood pressure. The good news: you can work with your health care team to create a plan based on your values, needs, and goals. It’s called the Whole Health approach. 

What is Whole Health?

The Whole Health approach focuses on what matters to you. We want to support your wellness journey in more areas than just your physical health. That’s why Whole Health also empowers you to make healthy choices in all parts of life. One of these key areas is getting healthy sleep. 

What makes it hard to sleep

Your choices throughout the day impact your quality of sleep at night. Whole Health empowers you to make healthy decisions about your sleep habits. It can be different for everyone, but here are some habits that might be preventing you from getting a good night’s rest: 

  • Drinking caffeine or alcohol in the afternoon or night
  • Activities that make you feel stressed
  • Using your phone or watching TV in bed
  • Taking daytime naps

Tips to sleep better

Getting a good night’s sleep contributes to your Whole Health journey. It supports your memory and even helps your body heal. Take control of your Whole Health by following these tips for better sleep:

  • Take time to unwind before getting ready for bed
  • Focus on managing your stress levels
  • Follow a regular sleep schedule
  • Keep your bedroom dark, quiet, and at a comfortable temperature

Sleep and My HealtheVet 

Whole Health empowers Veterans to take charge of their well-being in all areas of life. If you are having a difficult time sleeping, talk to your doctor by sending a Secure Message. Your health care team can guide you on your Whole Health journey. 

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