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A Few Tips for Getting a Quality Night's Sleep presented by ThinGuideMD

Those who would like to learn more about ways to reduce insomnia and identify potential sleep disorders should visit or call today at 1-877-739-3365.

While some people seem to get by fine with less than the recommended eight hours of sleep nightly, most individuals find that going too long without a good night's rest comes with a host of other health issues. In addition to irritability, a shortened attention span, and even a lower functional IQ during the day, chronic lack of sleep can lead to a weakened immune system and higher stress levels. While some cases of insomnia may correspond to one of several sleep disorders, following these tips may help rule out a more serious underlying issue.

Keeping a regular sleep schedule can be crucial for maintaining healthy sleep patterns. While it can be tempting, sleeping late on the weekends can actually make it harder to wake up early when the workweek begins again. One should also avoid napping within 8 hours of your normal bedtime.

Getting quality exercise, at least 20 to 30 minutes daily, can actually help one get a better night's rest and avoid common sleep disorders. In addition to making it easier to fall asleep, those who get regular exercise tend to have nights that are more restful, although keep in mind that its not the best to exercise too soon before bedtime. Try not to engage in any strenuous exercise within the 3 to 4 hour period before going to bed. However, gentle mind/body exercises such as tai chi or relaxation yoga can be a helpful nightly routine to help ease into sleep.

As comforting as they are, caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine can all have a profound effect on the sleep cycle. Caffeinated items, including coffee, non-herbal teas, soft drinks and chocolate, as well as certain pain relievers and diet drugs, make it difficult to fall asleep when consumed within the 6 to 8 hour period before bed. Nicotine has a similar effect, and, like alcohol, can actually keep you from reaching the stages of deeper REM sleep.

Taking care to control the temperature and lighting of the bedroom can also help to ensure a deep, restful sleep. The most comfortable sleeping temperature for most people is below 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Extreme hot or cold temperatures can easily disrupt rest. Additionally, try to keep the sleeping environment as dark and quiet as possible.

In some cases, sleep disorders are the true cause of disruptive insomnia. If you find that sleeplessness persists for longer than a month, it may be time to make an appointment with your physician. Those who would like to learn more about ways to reduce insomnia and identify potential sleep disorders should visit support(at)thinguidemd(dot)com or call today at 1-877-739-3365.


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