Friday, February 12, 2010

Tips to Get Better Sleep

Sleep is the time our bodies go on repair mode. You may not see it, but the stress we go through everyday causes minute cellular damage that can ultimately lead to different diseases. Getting enough sleep is actually a great way to stay healthy.

“What if I can't sleep well?”, you ask. That makes you part of the many who seem to have sleeping difficulties.

Fear not, though, as there are ways to get better sleep.

1. Make sure your room is conducive for sleep. Keeping your room dark, well-ventilated, and clean ensures that you get comfortable and undisturbed sleep.

2. Don't drink stimulating beverages before sleeping. How can you expect to sleep when you just chugged down something that'll jolt your system up?

3. De-stress before sleeping. A warm bath, a 20-minute meditation session, or journalling may help leave the day's stresses behind. Stress, be it physical or psychological, actually helps keep you awake.

Make sure to get 8 to 10 hours of undisturbed sleep to enjoy the full benefits of sleep. If you can't, then try to get as much of it as your schedule can possibly allow because your body needs all the rest it can get.

Written By: Abbey Grace Yap

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