How much Sleep did you get Last Night?????
You will learn How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep with 8 Easy Steps!
In a world where stress levels are rising, exposure to natural sunlight outdoors is diminishing, and technology is leading to constant demands for everybody’s attention, it’s no surprise that so many people struggle to get enough sleep.
How Lack of Sleep leaves you Feeling
A Lack of Sleep or Quality of Sleep leaves you Feeling Anxious, Not able to Function Effectively, A Sense of Sadness, Anger and at times Frustration. Sleep is Vitally important as this is when your Body goes into Repair mode. I know that at times getting adequate sleep or even getting to sleep can have it’s difficulties. But don’t lose faith. Your sleepless nights, will begin to diminish. If you’re someone who regularly gets less than the recommended amount of sleep, you’re at a higher risk for many different health problems. This includes health problems that are mentally and physically harmful. You will be experiencing problems such as memory problems, brain and mental fatigue; increased susceptibility to accidents or injuries; loss of productivity at work; irritability and moodiness; that can then lead to relationship problems; and an increased risk of premature death due to problems affecting your heart and immune system. You will discover below, How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep following the 8 Easy Steps outlined as to Improve Your Sleep and looking at – What does it mean to be “sleep deprived”? What are some of the negative effects of sleep deprivation?
What does Sleep Deprivation Mean
The broad definition of sleep deprivation is “the condition that occurs if you don’t get enough sleep.” The amount of sleep that qualifies as “enough” differs depending on who you ask. But it usually falls between about 7–9 hours per night for adults (and even more for children and teens). However, everyone is a bit different in terms of their ideal amount of sleep. Some need more like 6–10 hours of sleep per night to feel their best. Or, others simply need an extra couple hours of rest on occasion when feeling extra run down.
Negative Effects of Sleep Deprivation
- Loss of Cognitive Function
- More easily prone to accidents and memory loss
- Increase risk of obesity due to slowing down of metabolism
- Increase risk of disease due to inability to restore due to lack of sleep time
- Mood imbalance more prone to mood outbreaks of anger, depression, sadness, crying and emotional disturbances
- Increased risk of diabetes
Positive Effects of Improving your Quality & Quantity of Sleep
- Metabolize carbohydrates properly, therefore helps to prevent weight gain
- Maintain leptin and growth hormones… Helps Improve Emotions and Moods
- Increase energy levels Increase cognitives abilities
- Maintain proper blood pressure and insulin resistance
- Decrease anxiety and perceived stress
- Assists with Bodily & Muscular Repair
8 Steps to Put into Place for a Better Night’s Sleep!
- Have your bedroom a Tech free zone meaning – NO cell phones, laptops, etc. in bed! this is a BIG NO!
- Schedule your sleep time and stick to it!
- Listen to a relaxation CD
- Relax with a warm bath or shower before bedtime
- Don’t go to bed angry, if there has been an argument in the house even if it is not your fault, say you are sorry that you hate arguing, then let go and head off for some peaceful, well deserved sleep.
- If you have to eat late, make it a light meal say for example fish and salad.
- No heavy exercise before bed, some light stretching may be helpful
- Avoid caffeine after 2:00 PM