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, 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 daytime naps and night time snooze.

If you have problems sleeping, make sure you follow these tips.

Avoid using your bed for anything other than sleeping and sex at all costs. The bed is NOT for studying, reading, watching tv, etc.

To sum up, sleep matters! We all need to sleep well.

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