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Sleeping Beauty

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We all sleep. One of the things a home provides is a comfortable, safe place to sleep.

Sleeping is a state that most of us go through on a day-to-day basis. It is a phase of unconsciousness, in a way it is a phase where we hibernate to rejuvenate our body to take on the next day. Most people sleep between the times of 9 P.M. to 8 A.M. with hours usually going from six to ten hours.

Sufficient sleep is necessary to our health and sanity. Significant fractions of our homes are usually devoted to a place to sleep and materials or bedding to make a more comfortable sleeping environment.

People suffering from stress, anxiety or have a form of a sleeping disorder find it more difficult to sleep. Some tips to help get to sleep better:

  • reading a book
  • drinking warm milk
  • having a warm bath or shower
  • switching off all electronic devices at 10 P.M. or earlier
  • no caffeine or sugary food or drinks during the evening

Some other ways:

  • exercise during the day
    Adults sleep better and feel more rested during the day when they get at least 150 hours of exercise a week.[1]
  • getting fresh air and sunshine
  • having a healthier lifestyle

Sleep deprivation can cause or increase ill health effects. Wounds heal more slowly.[2] Lack of sleep is associated with excess weight gain. Memory is adversely affected.

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External linksEdit

  1. Study: Physical Activity Impacts Overall Quality of Sleep
  2. Wikipedia's article on sleep

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