Sleep sound for a healthy lifestyle

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A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book, Irish Proverb.

Eat well, sleep well, go wherever you wish, stay where it pleases you, never complain and, above all, avoid the main city monuments like the plague, Jules Renard.

Do you sleep soundly or do you flip around like a fish?

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Some people think that they don’t need to sleep much, that they will have all eternity to rest, that sleeping is just a waste of time… Big mistake! A good sleeping routine is vital for a healthy body and mind, it is required by our bodies in order to recharge our batteries.

We all need between seven to eight hours sleep every night. If you sleep less, the quality of your job will suffer, you will make more mistakes, and therefore, you will be less productive and will need to work long hours to keep up with the demands of your job. More hours imply less time to sleep and rest in a vicious and infinite cycle.

It has also been associated with eating fatty foods, having lower academic performance, being involved in car accidents, and even with poor relationships.

“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conservatively estimates that 100,000 police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This results in an estimated 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses”, Facts and stats, DrowsyDriving.

How many hours? We need to sleep seven to eight hours on average. However, as we grow older we sleep less at night and the sleep we do get is not as restful, so it can be helpful to divide our rest between nighttime and a daytime nap.

If you don’t get enough sleeping hours, make sure you follow these tips.

    1. First, you could read our free ebooks “Sleep sound for a healthy lifestyle”, I don’t want to sleep!, and I don’t want to sleep! 2nd Part. They provide a gentle introduction to this important topic.

 

    1. Visit our Sleeping area

Sleep Sound

    1. What should you not do? Do not take drugs: nicotine, cocaine, etc. Do not drink alcoholic beverages (alcohol makes you sleep worse) nor caffeine (coffee, fizzy or energy drinks), especially after three or four o’clock in the afternoon. Eating chocolate at night is not a good idea either, it can potentially keep you awake. Do not exercise too late in the evening.
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    2. Don’t watch scary or violent films just before bed. Avoid getting hooked on series, sports events, or any other TV programmes that are just starting and you know for a fact that it will end very late. The same argument can be made with regards to social media sites, such as, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., video games, and online video sharing sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, and alike.

Don’t watch scary or violent films just before bed

    1. Take a hot shower before supper and drink a glass of warm milk. Other options are: chamomile, linden-flower tea, Valerian, etc. Eat a light dinner with easy to digest foods.

Take a hot shower before supper

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Author: Anawim

I am a social activist. I have two Bachelor's degrees, Maths and Computer & Software Engineering. I also have a Ph.D. in Psychology. I have written nine published books, four scientific articles, and five scientific presentations. I simply want to contribute to making a difference where it counts, so that we make the world a better, more sustainable, prosperous, and fairer place. I am always willing to give free talks and lectures about the social problems that exist in our world today.

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