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‘Tis the Season for Healthy Holiday Choices

by / Monday, 14 December 2015 / Published in Sleeping and Sleep Disorders

Here at SoClean, we want to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. In fact, as you’ve probably noticed, the two often seem to go hand in hand. With that in mind, here are some helpful tips for making healthy holiday choices this year:

Don’t get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking. The holidays are a time for indulgence, so by all means enjoy your spiked eggnog and whatever that red concoction in the punch bowl happens to be. Just be sure to plan ahead so you’re not the one driving. Pick a designated driver among your group of friends, take public transportation or arrange for an Uber to get you back and forth from that holiday party. There are plenty of options, and there’s never any excuse for drunk driving.

Get plenty of sleep. The holidays are stressful and chaotic enough when you’re well rested. Can you imagine trying to navigate Christmas shopping, baking cookies and visiting with the in-laws when you’re exhausted all day long? That’s enough to turn even the jolliest person into a real Grinch. Insufficient sleep doesn’t just make you feel tired, it also impacts your overall mood, so be sure to get plenty of rest – especially if you have a sleep disorder like sleep apnea. Click here for more holiday sleep tips!

Wash your hands frequently. No one wants to be sick during the holidays. But unfortunately, it’s easy to catch a virus this time of the year. Washing your hands with soap and warm water is one of the best and simplest ways to avoid getting sick this holiday season. Which brings us to another important point: For those of you who use CPAP therapy to treat sleep apnea, you’ll want to keep your CPAP equipment extra clean, as CPAP users have a higher risk of getting sick during cold and flu season. For the best defense against CPAP bacteria and viruses, try the SoClean Automated CPAP Equipment Cleaner.

Eat healthy and be active. It can be hard to resist all those holiday treats, but try to be mindful of what you’re putting into your body. And don’t forget to include exercise in your daily routine – even if it’s something as simple as dancing to holiday music or taking a walk around the neighborhood to admire all the lights. The CDC recommends being active for 2.5 hours each week – surely you can squeeze that in!

What kinds of healthy holiday choices will you be making this year? Let us know on Twitter @SoClean!