Importance of Sleep
Are You Getting enough Vitamin ZZZ in Your Diet?
Take this quick quiz:
1. Do you take more than 30 minutes to fall asleep?
2. Do you wake up frequently during the night?
3. After you awaken, do you feel sleepy or sluggish for awhile?
4. Do you feel tired during the day?
If you answered yes to any one of these questions, you may have a sleep disorder. While few realize the importance of sleep, sleep disorders affect 60% of American adults.
The Importance of Sleep
Sleep is crucial for good health, mental and emotional functioning and safety. Studies have shown those with chronic insomnia are more likely to develop psychiatric troubles, and health issues.
* Lack of sleep has been known to contribute to stress and create lower productivity.
* Sleep deficiency leads to poor concentration, impaired recall, learning, and analysis.
* All of these things can contribute to a higher degree of mistakes or unaccomplished goals in school, work, or home.
* Productivity loss due to sleeplessness has been found to be in the neighborhood of $100 billion annually.
* Additionally, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated more than 100,000 fatigue-related auto crashes per year.
Are you Getting Enough?
Sleep needs vary from person to person. On average an individual requires approximately 8 hours of sleep. However, some people can function perfectly on six and others may need as much as 10. The only way you can judge this is through trial and error. If you notice yourself feeling irritable, having trouble concentrating, you may wish to increase the amount you sleep and see if these things change.
The No. 1 cause of sleep problems
While there can be other factors preventing you from sleeping, stress is known to be one of the biggest causes of sleep disorders. And that is while Hypnosis is one of the most effective cures for sleep problems.
During hypnosis, you can allow yourself to unwind, let go of stress and all the thoughts from your day. Take time to relax your body and program your subconscious mind to help you to fall asleep more quickly and easily each night.
Here are some other tips for getting to sleep:
* Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol in the late afternoon and evening.
* Cut out the afternoon nap if you have difficulty getting to sleep at night.
* Exercise regularly, but don't do it so close to bedtime.
* Have a regular bedtime ritual that becomes kind of like a sleep anchor; for instance brushing your teeth, your hair, reading a book, or listening to hypnosis.
* Don't use your bed for anything other than sleep or sex. Your bed should be associated with sleep.
* Create a pleasant, comfortable, and quiet sleep environment.
* If you can't go to sleep after 30 minutes, don't fight it any longer … put on a hypnosis CD or read or even journal about your thoughts or your feelings.