When we sleep properly, our nerve cells rest,
receive oxygen and nutrition, and restore their functional
capacities. We need quality sleep in order to heal and to
maintain a good attitude, and good health.
Are you practicing good "Sleep Hygiene"? Here
are some tips:
- Be consistent in your sleeping and waking times.
- If your work is primarily intellectual, make sure to get some
exercise every day-then, in the evening, your body will be tired
and your mind quiet.
- Never study or work in bed, or you may find brain thinking
in that very awake mode when you are trying to go to sleep.
- As bedtime approaches, talk less, avoid tobacco, alcohol,
strong tea, and coffee, and don't think about your problems.
Instead, let your mind recall good memories, your favorite place,
or a relaxing vacation you took.
- Make sure your bedroom is calm, dim, temperate, and filled
with simple sounds (if it's noisy and that bothers you, buy
a white noise machine - many include sounds of the ocean, a
stream, crickets, etc.).
- Sweet Dreams! -