Problems With Sleeping
There are several negative effects when not receiving the minimum hours of sleep - weight gain, poor nutrition to sleep, increase car accidents, etc.
When we all strive to get the minimum hours, its difficult when a lot of factors decrease those hours such as school, work, extra circular activities, etc.
Here are just a few tips to help sleep easier
Exercise – exercise daily but not too close to bedtime as this can cause insomnia
Modify Your Diet – stay away from caffeine or junk food.
Herbs/Supplements – help to increase melatonin
Sleep in a Dark Room – even the smallest amount of light can disrupt your internal clock
Sleep in a Cool Temperature – studies show that sleeping in a warm area can lead to restless nights
Reserve the Bed for Sleeping – it’s hard to fall asleep if you do other non-sleeping activities on the bed such as watching television, eating, doing homework, etc.
Set a Bedtime Routine – it’s easier to fall asleep when your body is used to a pattern every day.
Avoid Eating Before Bed – eating foods especially high in grains and sugars will raise the blood pressure and delay sleep.
The video however, talks about the pet peeves when sleeping.
Do you ever wake up 5 or 10 minutes before your alarm goes off? Do you try to go back to sleep? I try to but now my mind is anticipating for that startling sound of the alarm and I just end up getting up which makes me tired the entire day because I didn’t receive that 5-10 minutes of extra sleep.