Monday, June 30, 2008

Sleeping Like a Baby

Do you Sleep like a baby? Well you don't have to actually sleep like a baby, but sleep is one of the most essential parts of life, and one that is often pushed aside by the consuming tasks of daily life. If you feel that you are too busy to get a full night’s sleep, consider that sleep deprivation, both in the short- and long-term, causes serious adverse health effects.

Sleep should be a priority in your life as it plays a dramatic role in your overall health--much like proper nutrition and regular exercise. Without enough sleep, your body will be challenged to reach its optimal state of health. Sleep is important to allow the body to heal and repair. So if you aren't sleeping well then your body isn't repairing itself.

The time of day is also important when getting your beauty sleep. The more hours that you can sleep before midnight and in synch with the sun, the better off you will be. So going to sleep at 9 or 10pm is much better than going to sleep at 12 or 1 am.

If you find yourself lying awake at night, unable to sleep, you may be one of the many people who have problems sleeping due to anxiety, stress or other emotional challenges. For these types of concerns, biofeedback works remarkably well and can help to induce a peaceful night.

If you are not familiar with Biofeedback and would like to learn more, please contact me at the office.

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