Getting enough sleep?

August 28, 2011 at 8:55 pm Leave a comment

Sleeeeep! who doesn’t love that? well honestly I don’t like it much but during long days in summer I do sleep a lot. But not getting enough sleep can harm you, here are some ways that it affects your life.

  • Feeling angry or depressed
  • Having trouble learning, remembering, and thinking clearly
  • Having more accidents
  • Getting sick more often
  • Feeling less motivated
  • Possibly gaining weight
  • Having lower self-esteem
How do you know you’re getting enough sleep? Ask yourself these questions:
  • Do you have trouble getting up in the morning?
  • Do you have trouble focusing?
  • Do you sometimes fall asleep during class?
If yes is your answer to all of the questions above then check the tips for a better sleep. If you answered no to all or most of the above questions then… GO SLEEP!
Tips for a better sleep? Here’s a list 🙂 and they really work!
  • Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day — even on the weekends!
  • Exercise regularly. Try to finish exercising at least five to six hours before bedtime.
  • Don’t eat a lot close to bedtime. Food can give you a burst of energy.
  • Avoid bright lights right before bed, including the ones that come from the TV or the computer. Sleep in a dark room. Darkness tells your body it’s time for sleep.
  • Sleep in a slightly cool room. If you can’t control the temperature, try using fewer blankets or dressing lightly.
  • Follow a bedtime routine. If you do the same things each night before bed, your body will know it’s time for sleep. Take a warm bath or shower. Or drink a glass of milk.
  • Wake up to bright light. Light tells your body it’s time to get up.
  • Listen to your body. If you’re feeling tired, go to sleep. If you can’t fall asleep within 20 minutes of going to bed, get up and do something else until you feel sleepy.
  • Avoid caffeine. That means cutting back on coffee, soda, chocolate, and energy drinks — or at least trying not to have any late in the day.
  • Don’t nap for longer than 30 minutes or take naps too close to bedtime.
  • Don’t stay up all night studying. Try doing a little each night instead. If you pull an all-nighter, you may be too tired to do well on your test.
  • Set aside time to relax for about an hour before bed. Turn off your cell phone and your computer! If your tasks have you worried, write them down to get them off your mind.
Sleep well tonight 😉
Cheers xoxo
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