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Get Better Sleep

We are always told that sleep is important. There is great emphasis on the effects of losing sleep because losing sleep is certainly not something to be taken lightly.

An occasional night of tossing and turning is normal, but continued patterns of this behavior can cause real problems in your ability to function normally. Research shows that inadequate sleep can have disastrous effects on your weight loss efforts, impair your concentration, and even mimic the symptoms of impaired glucose tolerance (which can lead to diabetes and hypertension).

People that do not sleep well are usually grumpy and angry. That is because your mood also suffers when you don’t get enough shut-eye, causing you to become disoriented on the job, fatigued behind the wheel of a car, or irritated at home. Some people even start hallucinating because of lack of sleep. But more importantly, these mood swings can affect your relationships with others, and even lead to depression.

You can improve the quality and quantity of your sleep by implementing certain changes which can make you sleep better. Get yourself into a routine. Try going to bed a half an hour earlier each week, or set a time to get in bed and stick with it. Eventually your body will get used to going to sleep at that time and it will begin to come naturally. Create the right environment. Get your body and mind in the habit of using your bedroom for sleeping. If you frequently sit in bed to pay your bills, do your homework, watch television, eat, talk on the phone, your mind will expect that the bedroom is for daytime activities. So do non sleep activites in a different room.

Limiting food and activities before bed will help you fall asleep faster, having an activity to do before bed may make you more alert and slowing the process of falling asleep. Also avoid activites like paying bills or watching TV or internet news just before going to bed. These activites can upset you, making it hadrer to go to sleep.

** These statements have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. **
** These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. **
** As always, check with your doctor or health care professional before taking these products. **

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