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Are You Optimizing Your Sleeping Experience


Sleeping is a critical component of our overall health and well-being. This time of rest improves both our mental and cognitive function. For example, during sleep our brain is able to create new pathways that promote memory and develop our ability to learn. This break also allows our body to recover from physical activity performed during the day. So, how seriously are you taking your sleep?

 

Sleep Deficiency

 

Your optimal sleep length is highly dependent on your age and overall health condition; however, the average adult should be getting approximately eight hours of sleep every night. If you aren’t meeting your body’s sleep quota, you may experience negative side-effects such as poor decision making or problem solving and a lack of emotional and behavioral control.

 

 

How to Promote Good Rest

 

Get Into a Consistent Schedule

Our natural sleeping pattern follows the circadian rhythm. Generally, between 9 pm to 11 pm, your body begins to feel the need for sleep.

If you work shift work, try and work a consistent shift to prevent your sleeping time from constantly fluctuating. For all the night owls out there, try to avoid going to sleep at midnight as it can lead to a poorer quality of sleep.

 

Limit Exposure to Stimulants

An overstimulated nervous system can cause a restless night’s sleep. Stimulants take a variety of forms including:

  • Food Stimulants like coffee, tea, chocolate, alcohol and sugar;
  • Environmental Stimuli like light, extreme temperatures and technology (cellphones and tv’s).

 

All these are factors that have the potential to decrease your quality of sleep. One way to prevent these issues is to avoid certain stimulants leading up to your bedtime. Avoiding coffee after 3 pm can help prevent it from keeping you awake as you prepare to sleep.

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