Our Spring theme is set yourself up for SLEEP success!
Do you feel that spring in your step?
Or are you feeling – sleepy, fatigued, irritable and finding it hard to concentrate or remember things?
If so, then maybe you didn’t sleep so sombrely over the the winter months of hibernation as you hoped.
If you have one or more of the following symptoms, you maybe suffering from a sleep disorder called insomnia.
Your body and brain needs sleep so they can repair themselves. So without enough sleep, your brain and body systems won’t function normally. It can dramatically lower your quality of life and cause a number of health issues from weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease to a weakened immune system, just to name a few.
The main causes of insomnia are stress, anxiety and depression.
Acute insomnia, which is short-term, is often caused by stress with some sleepless nights and you may only need improvements in your sleep habits. But only if it goes away on its own within a few nights.
Chronic insomnia, which is long-term, and more serious is caused by anxiety, panic attacks, depression and PTSD – Post Tramatic Stress Disorder.
If you suspect that you have insomnia and it’s interfering with your daily life, get a medical diagnosis from your doctor.
To set yourself up for SLEEP success, it starts with good sleep habits, called sleep hygiene. It can help you get the much needed sleep you need.
7 SLEEP TIPS TO HELP YOU GET YOUR Zzzz:
1- CREATE A REGULAR NIGHTLY RELAXATION ROUTINE:
2- CREATE YOUR SLEEP SANCTUARY:
3- CREATE A SLEEP SCHEDULE:
4- TO SLEEP TIGHT REMOVE THE BLUE LIGHT:
5- MAKE A WORRY LESS LIST:
6- BUSY MIND, FOCUS ON YOUR BREATH:
7- WHOLE BODY HEALING:
Sleep effects how we look, feel and perform on a daily basis, and can have a major impact on our overall quality of life. There is no hidden secret to a successful night’s sleep, but rather a combination of healthy habits that are the right fit for your lifestyle. We ultimately need to relax and reduce our stress. So take it easy and spoil yourself every night by making sleep a top health priority. It’s one of the most important things you can do for YOU.