December 29, 2011

Simple Sleep Tips

Sleep is a crucial part of health, researches have found that a good night's sleep helps your body heal and protects from cancer.

When you fall asleep your body balances its hormones and produces melatonin which is one of the most powerful anti-oxidants known.

Get the best sleep possible by incorporating these simple sleep tips:
  • Wear a sleep mask. 
  • Reduce light in the bedroom -- consider using black out shades, cover lights from alarm clocks, don't use night lights. 
  • Shut down your computer and TV one hour before bed. 
  • Ideally, go to bed at 10 p.m. Between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. our bodies do most of the muscle repair, and after 2 a.m. mental repair takes place. If you go to bed at midnight, you will miss two hours of physical repair potentially causing you to wake up feeling tired and even sore.
  •  Turn the thermostat down to 70 degrees or lower. 
  • Fall asleep and wake up with help from the Soleil Sun Alarm sunset and sunrise feature (also available at Kehres Health).
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  2. Thanks for sharing these simple sleep tips. I agree with you that a normal sleep schedule, and a reasonable amount of sleep, every night, provides rest, rejuvenation, and energy. It takes mental alertness and physical energy to handle stress.