26 Tips to Better Sleep
You are Getting Sleepy Report – A recent study conducted by the Harvard Women’s Health Watch reports that sleep difficulties visit 75% of us at least a few nights per week. A short-lived bout of insomnia is nothing to worry about.
The larger concern is for those who suffer from chronic sleep loss, because they are likely to be affected in numerous areas:
Sleep helps the brain commit new information into memory; therefore lack of sleep can impair learning and memory. Chronic sleep deprivation affects the way our bodies process and store carbohydrates, and alters the levels of hormones that affect our appetite: leptin (an appetite regulating hormone), and higher levels of ghrelin (a hormone produced by the stomach that sends the ‘I’m hungry, feel me’ signal to the brain.) (leptin and ghrelin)
Those who are sleep deprived are more likely to be irritable, cranky, impatient, and are all in all moodier than those who sleep! Sleep disorders have been linked to hypertension, increased stress hormone level and irregular heartbeats. Now that we know how important it is to get the proper amount of sleep, here are 26 tips that can help you to get a good night’s rest!
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