Friday, November 26, 2010

Sleep Tight and Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

Well, it is Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the busiest shopping day of the season!  Once we get home and unload all the goodies we've acquired during the day, all we want to do is rest and recover....and eat some leftover turkey!

According to the National Sleep Foundation, most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night.  Not getting enough sleep has been linked to health problems such as obesity, high blood pressure, negative moods and behavior and decreased productivity.

Here are a few tips to help you establish and maintain good sleep habits:

  • Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. (Sounds good in theory but is quite impossible to do, unless you are a robot)
  • Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine, such as soaking in a hot bath or listening to soothing music. (WHO has TIME to soak in a hot bath!!)
  • Keep work materials, computer, and television out of the sleeping environment. (But how do I entertain myself until I fall asleep if I remove these things??)
  • Finish eating at least two to three hours before your regular bedtime. (So, eating IN bed is out of the question then, right?)
  • Exercise regularly, but complete your workout at least three hours before your bedtime.  (I do exercise....I raise my arm up and down when I use the remote to change the channel.)

I'm just sayin',

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