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NEED BETTER SLEEP?

Friday, July 7th, 2017

NEED BETTER SLEEP?

By: Max Komarov

Sleep is important. It impacts our health, as well as our day- to- day productivity. We want to do more, be more active, accomplish new things each day, but sometimes something simple as a bad night sleep can ruin our day. As a home care company we understand your need for better sleep, and we want to help you be at your best each day.

Six in ten healthcare professionals do not feel that they have enough time to have a discussion with their patients about insomnia during regular office visits (NSF). One night of bad sleep will not have a long-term effect on you, but when that one bad night turns into four or five bad nights, your body can start experiencing certain side effects. So here are some things you can do to help yourself.

Support your body’s natural rhythms: Try to go to sleep at the same time every day. It is important for your body to have a schedule. In addition, it is recommended that individuals avoid sleeping in, because it disrupts the sleeping pattern. Lastly, avoid long mid-day naps. 30-45 minutes is the recommended time for a “power nap”.

Control your exposure to light: Your body needs sunlight as much as anything else in this world. Exposing yourself to sunlight in the morning can help you to wake up, but too much sunlight can make you tired. Next, balance the time that is spent indoors vs outdoors. Spending too much time indoors can make you tired. Lastly, avoid bright electronic devices two hours prior to sleep.

Exercise and Diet: Studies show that regular exercisers sleep better and feel less sleepy during the day. Regular exercise also improves symptoms of insomnia and sleep apnea, and increases the amount of time you spend in the deep, restorative stages of sleep. In addition to exercises, diet is also important. Three things to avoid prior to sleep: caffeine, alcohol, and large meals.

Clearing you head: Relaxation is beneficial for everyone, especially for those struggling with sleep. There are three things that you can do which can help you to clear your head and relax: deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and visualizing a peaceful place.

So there you have it, all these things can potentially help you with sleep. This blog is created for entertainment purposes only, and is not a substitute for advice from doctors.

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