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Shvoong Home>Lifestyle>Hobbies>How to Hit Snooze Review

How to Hit Snooze

Personal Experience Review   by:nitishanigam    
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Lack of sleep has been linked to diabetes high BP and reduced output at work. But getting good sleep is hard work.
TECH IT DOWN A NOTCH
Shut down technology an hour before bedtime keep the phone away from the bed and so silent mode. A recent study conducted by the Medical College of Wisconsin showed that electronic communication is linked to excessive movement during sleep.
PLUG THOSE THOUGHTS
Negativity avalanches at the end of the day. Keep your stress levels under check, As you turn in, go over the good things that happened in the day and be grateful for them you will definitely feel lighter.
GET PASSIVE
Our waking brain exhibits beta and alpha waves. Beta waves are the highest in frequency and associated with action. To go to sleep. Our brain needs to drop to alpha waves which are slower and associated with relaxation. Listening to slow, instrumental music drops us into alpha waves. Slow down heavy mental and physical activity an hour before sleeping.
KILL HUNGER
If your diet leaves you hungry at night, it will directly affect your sleep. When serotonin is low in supply, it causes insomnia and depression. Complex carbohydrates stimulate production of natural serotonin required by the brain to aid sleep. Dinner must consist of root vegetables and whole grains that are rich in vitamin B6.
MEDICATION CAN HELP
Hormonal changes disrupt sleep during menopause hot flushes might keep women awake. It is crucial to get medical help.
DO NOT GET A NIGHT- CAP
Wine may make you drowsy but it will wake you up to answer nature’s call. Even water before bedtime should be kept to a minimum to avoid going to the bathroom during the night.
LOSE THE FAT
While not everyone who is obese suffers from sleep disorder, the chances are definitely high. Obesity is shown to increase chances of sleep.

Published: February 26, 2011   
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