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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Weekly health tip #6 - Sleep in!

If you aren't getting 6-8 hours of sleep each night, your immune system doesn't work as well, you won't have as much energy, and you won't be as mentally sharp as you should be. So make sure to leave yourself enough time each night to become fully rested. If you are having trouble falling or staying asleep, try some of the following:

  • Exercise every day, but always more than 3 hours before you go to bed. Daily exercise will help regulate your neurochemistry, but the endorphin rush can keep you up if it's too close to bedtime.
  • Don't watch TV or stay in rooms with bright lights for 30-60 minutes before you hit the sack - the lights will make your brain think it is earlier in the day than it really is.
  • Make sure your bedroom is dark, quiet, and the right temperature.

1 Comments:

At 2:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's probably why I've been completely exhausted these last few weeks, and now on-and-off sick. Thanks for keeping me motivated to work out!

 

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