Thursday, December 11, 2008

"A great night sleep"

It seems so simple: Get in bed. Place head on pillow. Sleep. If only! But sneaky saboteurs make sleep so elusive.

Sleep Busters;
1.A disturbing story - on the internet or a problem that lands in your inbox can set your mind running. Plus, lights stimulate your brain. Shut down your computer to get some shut-eye.
2.Sharing a bed - with a partner makes women sleep less soundly. If your guy snores, convince him to see a sleep specialist most snoring can be treated.
3.If a stuffy nose - is keeping you up at night, you may have a dust mite allergy caused by your pillow. Monthly pillow washings will keep dust mite allergens to a minimum.
4.Knowing how late it is - won't help you sleep. Worrying that you're not getting enough sleep only gets your adrenaline pumping. Turn you clock around so it's not facing you.
5.Major munching before bed - keeps your body busy digesting and less interested in settling down. Try a small snack instead: a bowl of cereal with skim milk.
6.Drinking wine - may help you fall asleep, but indulging in too much alcohol before bedtime will also likely lead to a bad nights sleep and or an early morning awakening.
7.People exposed to cell phone radiation - before bedtime took longer to reach deep sleep and spent less time in deep sleep overall, according to a new study.
8.mattresses wear out - usually in about ten years and stop providing your body the support it needs. The result: Deep sleep may decrease by up to 20%.
9.Have a TV in your bedroom? not a good idea. TV intense light stimulates your brain. Turn off the tube an hour before bed and pick up a book instead.
10.A bedroom that too warm - makes it hard for your body temperature to drop, an important element to getting good sleep.

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