The Alaska Sleep Clinic's Educational Web Series gives you 6 tips on getting better sleep everynight.
If you often go through the day feeling tired, lethargic, or just plain lazy, chances are that you're not getting enough quality sleep every night. Here we give you 6 easy sleep tips to help you get that much needed rest so that you feel energized and envigorated all day, every day.
Quality sleep is vital for well-being.
You need sleep to recharge so you have enough energy to get through the day. Sleep is also a time when the body can heal and recover. Getting enough rest is essential for a healthy life.
Too little sleep will not only have you feeling drained and unable to perform normal tasks throughout the day, but it can also cause stress on your body that can lead to health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, weight gain, and headaches. If you go without the sleep you need for too long, then you put yourself at risk for developing these and other health issues.
Lack of sleep can cause your mood to plummet and anxiety to soar. Trouble concentrating, depression, memory troubles are just a few things that can happen. If you aren’t sleeping properly, you aren't allowing your body the time for recovery that it needs to stay in top shape. This can cause the body to be overly stressed and cause the immune system to weaken, leaving you vulnerable to illness. Make sure you take the necessary measures to ensure you are getting the rest you need.
Sleep hygiene also plays an important role and can improve your overall quality of sleep. It is a series of healthy habits that help your body fall into a natural rhythm and signals your brain to help you sleep at bedtime. It counteracts some of the severe problems of insufficient sleep and insomnia. Sleep hygiene normalizes sleep and familiarizes your mind and body to get the full amount of sleep that you need.
For more information on how to get better sleep at night check out this article.
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