Newsletter from Employee Health Promotions
Get the Right Amount of Sleep
Updated July 27, 2020
NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION —
As a sleeping tool, the Bedtime Calculator conveniently calculates what time you should go to sleep or wake up based on the number of sleeping hours you want. NSF is making this tool available free to the public in its effort to promote public awareness of the need for sufficient, restful sleep for individual and societal health and safety. The Bedroom Calculator is available at sleepfoundation.org.
NSF encourages everyone to get the sleep they need and recommends 7-9 hours of sleep for adults aged 18-64 and 7-8 hours for older adults aged 65 and over. To get a good night’s sleep, follow these simple and effective sleep tips:
Stick to a sleep schedule, even on weekends.
Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual.
Evaluate your bedroom to ensure ideal temperature, sound and light.
Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows.
Beware of hidden sleep stealers, like alcohol and caffeine.
Turn off electronics before bed.
Sharecare - Statewide Participation continues to increase - are YOU part of that team?
How do YOU earn dollars? Two challenges per month: 210,000 calculated steps and engagement with the program 21 days out of the month = $20 credit in the Sharecare Marketplace.
RealAge Reminder: Update your RealAge at fiscal renewal or more often. This will "restart" your program at the beginning of each fiscal year.
Is it the end of your insurance fiscal year and you have dollars in your Sharecare account? You have 30 days to spend your dollars or do nothing and an eVisa gift card will be emailed to you! Need to redeem your points and can't find them? CLICK HERE for help!
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you click on emails from Sharecare's Customer service within 30 days.
Forgot to enter your steps or your tracking device didn't work correctly? You can enter your steps retroactively for 7 days. Exception: All steps must be entered before at the end of the each month to count toward your goal.