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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

The importance of a good night’s sleep is often undervalued. We tend to believe that we can make up any loss of sleep at a later time. This, however, is far from the truth. 

Lack of sleep can affect us in different ways. It can be instant or can occur over time. It can influence our way of thinking, the way we learn, how we work, and how we interact with others. 

That is because sleep is very important to our health. It is part of the body’s healing process, as well as a deterrent of illnesses. Insufficient sleep has been associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, as well as other conditions. The amount of sleep we need varies from one person to the next. It is dependent on your age, lifestyle, and your health. It is also determined by your job and daily routine. 

In order for our brain to function at an appropriate level, a good night’s rest is needed. Our understanding, comprehension, awareness, and ability to be productive are all dependent on how much sleep we get. Shortening the amount we sleep can have an adverse effect. 

The good news is that we can begin correcting this by making a few changes. 

Begin by having a consistent sleeping schedule. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day, regardless if it’s a day that you have nothing going on. Try to avoid extended naps during the day. Stay away from late meals, alcohol, or caffeinated drinks. Add some physical activity to your daily routine. Not too close to your bedtime however! Make your room dark, quiet, and a comfortable temperature. Finally, clear your mind and relax. Allowing worries to fill your mind will surely keep you up late into the night. 

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