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Sleep well

Discussion in 'Health Issues' started by Sriniketan, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    There is increasing evidence from human sleep researchers that chronic lack of even a few hours of sleep a night can result in significant health consequences,"these consequences include an increased risk of accidents; fatigue that makes you prone to depressive symptoms or not enough energy to exercise; and even chemical changes that stimulate your brain to eat more and to eat more salty and sugary food."

    "Resolve to sleep well this year, and you may find that the energy to exercise and the self-control for healthy eating may then more easily follow," said Kramer.
    Adults need seven to eight hours of sleep each night, while teens should sleep about nine hours per night. School-aged children require between 10 to 11 hours a night, and children in preschool need between 11 and 13 hours a night, according to the AASM.

    Wondering if you're getting the shuteye you need? The society offers seven key signs that you need more sleep:
    • <LI class=textList>Depending on an alarm clock -- and repeatedly smacking the snooze button -- to wake up in the morning. <LI class=textList>Driving drowsy or falling asleep at the wheel. <LI class=textList>Drinking more than one cup of coffee a day to stay alert. <LI class=textList>Making mistakes that could be avoided with better concentration. <LI class=textList>Forgetting things more easily. <LI class=textList>Feeling blue, anxious or frustrated.
    • Becoming sick more frequently. Sleep is necessary for a strong immune system.
    These problems can be resolved with more and better sleep, according to the AASM, which offers these tips on getting a good night's sleep:
    • <LI class=textList>Follow a consistent bedtime routine. <LI class=textList>Establish a relaxing setting at bedtime. <LI class=textList>Get a full night's sleep every night. <LI class=textList>Do not go to bed hungry, but don't eat a big meal before bedtime either. <LI class=textList>Avoid alcohol, foods or drinks that contain caffeine, and any medicine that has a stimulant, prior to bedtime. <LI class=textList>Avoid any rigorous exercise within six hours of your bedtime. <LI class=textList>Make your bedroom quiet, dark and a little bit cool.
    • Get up at the same time every morning.
     
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  2. mimur9

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    valid points. thanks for sharing srini
     
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    thankssssssssssssssssssss
     
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    Hi Sriniketan...
    I do sleep but its not satisfactory or refreshing any tips?
     
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    hi

    if i get up early like 5.00 am i feel sleepy after 7.00 am so i will take a short nap. how to get rid of this habit. if i didnot sleep means i will get dizziness. so i left a very good job. hmmm all times.

    please help me.

    lakshmi.
     
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    there are many factors like iron/vitamin deficiency or imbalance in thyroid level etc. SO check with a general physician to rule out any doubts.

    You should get minimum of 7 hrs sleep every day to energize your body. So check if you need any change in your lifestyle.
     
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    Mira, Janani and Dimple, thank you and glad to know this was useful...:)

    VJB and Lakshmi...I hope informative reply from Mira would answer your questions.
    Thank you Mira :)

    Sriniketan
     

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