Do you want to be productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced and full of energy all day long? Then make sure you have sufficient amount of sleep! The way you feel during the day hinges on how well you sleep at night.
Many researches have been done to prove sleeping is an essential part of our daily life, sleep is the sweet balm that soothes and restores us after a long day of work and play.
But there are many people whom sleep is elusive or otherwise troubled, the issue is far more fraught. Most people, at some point in their lives, experience difficulty falling asleep. “Sleep Enemies” such as sleep apnea, night terrors, narcolepsy, and sleep paralysis are common.
The good news is that treatment of sleep disorders is progressing rapidly, with new advancements. With few simple steps you can have your beauty sleep you deserve!
1. Use your bed for only sleeping and sex.
Do not work or study in bed. You start to connect your bed with stress, and that can in turn impact your ability to get to sleep.
2. Turn off electronics at least 30 minutes before bed.
This is true! Technologies are the biggest distraction around us!
3. Keep the same bedtime/waketime.
Your body needs to know your schedule so it can work accordingly!
4. Get regular exercise.
Exercising on a regular basis can help you get a better night’s rest. Exercise can also help combat depression and anxiety. Depression and anxiety can also lead to sleeping disorders. (obviously, when you are tired you will just run for your bed!)
5. Have a sleep-conducive environment.
6. Get checked for sleep apnea.
7. Your night wear must be comfortable.
Well now you must not spend your whole day sleeping just because it will benefit you, infact if you sleep more than you should you will get SICK!
Here is the daily hours of sleep people need at the different stages of their lives:
- Infants (younger than 11 months): 14 to 15 hours of sleep
- Toddlers: 12 to 14 hours of sleep
- Preschoolers: 11 to 13 hours of sleep
- Children: 10 to 11 hours of sleep
- Adults: 7 to 8 hours of sleep (adolescents need a bit more)
- Older adults: 7 to 9 hours of sleep
If you think you are having sleeping disorder jot down your sleeping pattern in your diary for atleast a week and bring it along with you on your visit to the doctor! and if you know that you are not getting enough sleep due to depression/anxiety consult with doctor ASAP!
In my opinion, Sleeping is the God’s gift for humans for working hard whole day! wait even animals need to sleep! So switch of your computers or any other gadgets and get some sleep! Sweet dreams! Zzzz!
Researching in progress! Stay tuned!