It’s safe to say that we all want to live long, healthy lives—but we’re certainly not all consistently clocking awesome sleep9 within the exact same time window. But just remember that one night of poor sleep won’t totally derail your healthspan, just like one missed workout won’t sabotage your fitness goals or a processed meal won’t ruin your gut microbiome. It’s about progress, not perfection, and Bonney notes that it’s never too late to get started prioritizing sleep a bit more. After all, it remains important throughout our entire lives.
Some of her favorite tips for achieving deep, consistent sleep night after night include turning off electronics at least an hour before bed, making sure your bedroom is dark and quiet, and taking a sleep-promoting supplement like magnesium glycinate.* Other ways to promote restorative rest include reducing caffeine intake, prioritizing gut health, getting more sunlight during the day, and doing just about anything on this sleep hygiene checklist.