How a lack of sleep can affect your body and your health is something I don’t need research to tell me. I have always been acutely aware of this and make sure I get enough sleep to stay as healthy as possible.
The article, What Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep , written by the Brain and Spine Team of the Cleveland Clinic, points out the following things that can happen if you don’t get enough sleep, including, but not limited to, lack of alertness, impaired memory, relationship stress, impacted quality of life, and an increased likelihood of car accidents. Even missing as much as 1.5 hours of sleep can have an impact. Chronic or continued lack of sleep can also lead to serious health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure or stroke. Obesity, depression and a lower sex drive are also potential problems.
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Years ago, I read an article entitled, Tips to a Better Sleep, which offered common sense sleep tips that, unfortunately for many people, are not common knowledge.
Here are some sleep tips that the article offered, along with some updates for today’s world –
1. Consistency – Go to bed and wake up around the same time every day.
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Do you feel sleepy during the day? Tired of tossing and turning and waking up tired? According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 2008 Sleep in America poll, 36% of Drivers Have Nodded Off Behind the Wheel. This is an extraordinarily scary statistic. We, as a nation, need to address this health and safety crisis.
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Want to sleep better? Who doesn’t? It’s funny how our ancestors never had trouble sleeping. People used to walk places, work in the fields, do manual labor… Now we have machines to do all that and save us time, yet many people still say they don’t have time to exercise.
Research shows that even small increases in exercise, like a daily half-hour walk, can improve your sleep and your health. The one caveat to this is that you should not exercise close to your bed time. That will actually make it difficult to wind down and to fall asleep.
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As a person with a sleep disorder, the article Myths – and Facts – About Sleep caught my attention. The article complied a list of myths about sleep that are from the National Sleep Foundation. For each myth listed below you can read more details by clicking on the above link.
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Tired of waking up tired? Wish you could get some better sleep? Tired of tossing and turning to get comfortable? Then it’s probably time for a new mattress and a memory foam mattress may be just what the doctor ordered!
A memory foam mattress is extremely comfortable. This is because it is temperature sensitive. Memory foam’s temperature sensitivity means that it molds to every contour and curve of you body, reducing pressure points and the need to toss and turn to get comfortable. When you do change positions, the memory foam “remembers” its shape and then gently settles in you your new sleeping position.
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Many of us do not get enough sleep. Experts say that most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep and that getting less than six hours of sleep can bring on negative side effects to one’s health. There is a lot of information out there about improving sleep, so let’s take a look at a few tips for sleeping better.
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There are some things most of us may know are “no-nos” before bed if you want to get a good night’s sleep. Some things that immediately come to mind include exercising before bed and eating a large meal in the evening. Did you know there are some other less obvious (but important) things that you shouldn’t do before bed or have as part of your bedroom and nighttime routine?
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At this point and time, I think that most of us know that we, as a society, are surviving on less sleep than we were even just a few years back. The proliferation of electronic devices, 24/7 email, everything coming at us on “smart” phones, and even 24/7 television has affected how much sleep we are getting.
At this point and time, I think that most of us know that we, as a society, are surviving on less sleep than we were even just a few years back. The proliferation of electronic devices, 24/7 email, everything coming at us on “smart” phones, and even 24/7 television has affected how much sleep we are getting. If you are “of a certain age,” you remember when most TV stations were completely off by a certain time of night. The static that showed up once a TV station was off the air became famously scary in the 1982 movie, Poltergeist. What is scary now is how little sleep many people are getting and how it is negatively affecting us.
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