An awakening has happened, no pun intended, regarding the importance of sleep. Sometimes referred to as the “sleep revolution,” people are realizing the necessity of a good night’s sleep.
Impaired sleep and insomnia can be extremely detrimental to the human body. The repercussions of sleeping less than five solid hours per night can begin as fatigue, moodiness, and impaired cognitive response. These can quickly escalate into more serious health conditions like weight gain, weakened immune system, and high blood pressure. Natural remedies may be a good option.
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Dealing with lack of adequate sleep is something many people struggle with. Insomnia and sleep deprivation in general comes in many forms, from the inability to fall asleep quickly, to not being able to stay asleep through the night.
No matter what your personal sleep issues are, you should start by changing your sleep environment. If you are trying to sleep in a room that is too bright, has a lot of distractions, or is constantly cluttered, it is going to be difficult for you to get adequate rest.
Keep reading to learn more about setting up the perfect calming room sanctuary for a good night’s sleep.
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Sleep is critical to the maintenance of an individual’s health. Lack of proper rest can lead to a variety of problems impacting a stricken individual’s physical and mental well-being over the long and short-term.
The problems with not getting enough sleep are long and complicated, but they all start with the effects sleep deprivation has on your mind and body.
From worsening health problems and affecting your energy level throughout the day, to increasing feelings of anxiety and stress, it is imperative that you learn how it affects you and how to go about dealing with sleep deprivation.
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Many people have issues in getting a great night’s sleep, but few realize that insomnia issues may be directly related to the lack of good sleep hygiene. If you are one of these people, you might know you have issues with getting proper sleep, but aren’t sure exactly why.
While some people experience sleep disturbances because of stress, poor diet, and a variety of medical and mental health conditions, other people just need to do one simple thing – improve their sleep hygiene.
Sleep hygiene is defined as the habits and procedures that you follow to get a good night’s sleep to be fully alert the next day. Unfortunately, too many people do not have strong habits in place to maximize their rest. Consider this simple list of ways that you can use to improve your sleep hygiene dramatically.
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The people who are exposed to germs from the flu and colds on a daily basis, such as flight attendants, doctors, teachers, etc. probably know quite a few easy tips on how to avoid catching illnesses. Many will suggest that you get your seasonal flu shot in order to prevent the bug from taking hold of you, but there are other options in homeopathic cold prevention that you may want to try.
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Not getting enough sleep can be a very frustrating experience, but even more frustrating is figuring out what things affect sleep negatively. There is a long list of things that could affect your sleep, from your sleep hygiene and daily habits, to medications, diet, exercise, and medical conditions. Here are some of the most common things that might be hurting your sleep.
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Each night when you go to sleep, your body and mind goes through a lot of changes. This is why it seems like you are in a lighter or deeper sleep, or sometimes you dream and other types you don’t. Each of these changes will occur throughout the 5 stages of sleep. Here are the 5 stages of sleep and what you can do to improve them.
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If you are having trouble sleeping, and just switching up your habits isn’t enough to help, you might need to turn to sleeping aids. There are three main categories of sleeping aids – prescription, over-the-counter, and natural. We are going to discuss all three of them, but focus mainly on OTC and natural options for improving your sleep. Read on for possible options for the best sleep supplement for you.
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When you find out you are pregnant, you mentally prepare yourself for how much your life is going to change. Not just in your home and your schedule, but your body as well. Another thing you should be aware of is that your sleep habits will change dramatically during pregnancy. You will encounter different sleep patterns during each trimester. Maintaining sleep health is very important during pregnancy.
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Are you constantly in a poor mood and aren’t sure why? Do you feel exhausted throughout the day, even when you felt like you slept enough? Do you find it hard to concentrate? If so, you might be dealing with a lack of sleep. Even if you are in bed for what seems like 7-8 hours a night, that doesn’t mean you are sleeping that long or getting enough rest. Here are some common signs of sleep deprivation that you may be suffering from.
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