Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sleep Well To Live Well

Sleep Well To Live Well

Short term effects/Symptoms Of Sleep Deprivation?of lack of sleep are...

  • Lack of concentration and loss of memory
  • Depression
  • A weakened immune system, leading to frequent illnesses
  • Decreased pain threshold
  • Stressed relationship with spouse or partner

Long term sleep deprivation can cause...
  • Cardiovascular diseases like heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure
  • Weight gain and obesity
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Growth retardation in children
  • Poor quality of life
  • Psychiatric problems like mood disorders

How Can I Sleep Better?

  • Start Exercising: 
  • Do Not Eat Right Before Bedtime: 
  • Make Your Bedroom A Place To Sleep: Make your bed comfortable by using the right type of mattress and pillows. Use dark curtains and draw them at night while leaving them open during the daytime in order to let your body differentiate between day and night. Also use the bedroom only for intimacy and sleep, so that your body and brain both understand that the bed is a place to shut down and sleep instead of making it a place for reading, working on the laptop or watching television.
  • Avoid Substances That Hamper Sleep: Viz: Tea, Coffee, caffeine, nicotine in cigarettes,Cola,disturbing pictures, talks.
To Sleep: listen to soothing music, drink milk, eat 3 to 4 hrs before going to bed,avoid arguments, distrbing issues, listen to good spiritual talks etc etc . Exercise during day , keep physically active etc

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