Sleep Tight

Posted by Jennifer (the student)

 

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When we do not get enough sleep, we know that the next day we will pay the price for it. But habitually sleeping 6 or less hours can raise the risk of many health problems such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Weight Gain

Benefits of a Good Nights Sleep

  • Better Energy Levels
  • Improved Mood
  • Improved Concentration
  • Better Skin
  • Stronger Immune System
  • Fewer Colds and Flu
  • Less Aches and Pains
  • Increased Muscle Growth and Repair

What Can Disturb Sleep

  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Nicotine
  • Loud Noises
  • Temperature: too Hot or too Cold

What Promotes Sleep

  • Regular bedtime
  • Reading before bed
  • Yoga promotes relaxation
  • Regular aerobic exercise
  • Cut down on beverages late in the day
  • Don’t eat a big meal before bedtime and don’t go to bed hungry
  • For some a light snack before bedtime may be helpful like a banana, yogurt or a small bowl of whole-wheat cereal that is low in sugar

Getting enough sleep effects you’re over all health. Develop regular bedtime habits to help yourself get the best sleep you can. Sleep tight!

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