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The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

Sleep was considered just a block of time when you are not awake. Recent research has shown us just how dangerous not getting enough sleep can be to our health and job performance.

Here are few reasons why sleep is important to us -

  • Improved Concentration
  • Fewer Sick Days
  • Improved Heart Health
  • Reduced Risk of Mood Disorders
  • Healthier Weight

Sleep interrupters:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Smoking
  • Liquids
  • Spicy or heavy foods
  • Illness
  • External factors
  • Stress
  • Vigorous exercise

Experts say one of the most alluring sleep distractions is the 24-hour accessibility of the internet.

Few Tips to Help you Sleep Better -

  • Avoid alcohol 4 hours before bedtime
  • Limit caffeine 4 hours before bedtime
  • Avoid smoking
  • Don't eat spicy or heavy foods before bedtime
  • A light cereal snack helps you to sleep better due to serotonin produced by carbohydrates
  • Limit liquids about 90 min before bedtime
  • Do not exercise within 3 hours of bedtime
  • Maintain a consistent sleep schedule
  • A glass of warm milk before bedtime, improves sleep
  • Be relaxed when you go to bed

Better Sleep truly does lead to a better life, in every possible way!

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