Wednesday, April 15, 2009

NOT ENOUGH SLEEP

I almost missed this one… phew!

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By Dr Bill Maier

FocusOnTheFamily_LogoSmall Wake up, sleepyhead — the day’s only half over! If you find yourself tired in the middle of the day, maybe it is time to rethink your sleeping habits.

More than ever, people are trying to get by on a few hours of sleep each night, even though doctors say that most adults need eight hours of sleep to function properly. Some are able to do fine on six hours, but most of us are not wired that way.

Make sure you get in bed at a reasonable hour. Late night television may seem enticing, but you pay for it the next day. And studies show that too much visual stimulation can make it hard to fall asleep, and even cause you to wake up during the middle of the night.

Don’t go through life half-asleep — get the rest you need and see if it does not make a difference in the way you feel and the way you function.

 

From TODAY, Voices – Friday, 10-April-2009

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