People tend to spend most of their time at school, work or with other activities and are so busy that they forget to get enough rest and ignore the importance of sleep. Getting enough sleep is one of the most important thing in our lives and the best life battery charger. When you get enough sleep, the benefits are likely to include improving your immunity to hazardous diseases, feeling brighter and having an improved memory. Not having enough sleep will impede your immune system. It may also cause you to become unstable, have reduced concentration and even adversely affect your skin causing premature aging. Sleeping is the stage where the body decreases its own perception, has less or even no movement, and less response to stimulation.
While we are sleeping, our body behaves in a very calm way, our eyes will be shut, our body will be at rest, our heart rate will drop and we will breath slower. This can changed easily. We can be awoken by perceiving stimulation. Normally people spend one third of their time each day asleep. The question is how to sleep wisely? First we have to start by changing our attitude toward sleeping by sleeping more. Think of it as a life battery charger that will make you feel fresher and brighter the next day. If you think sleeping late at night and waking up late in the morning means getting a good sleep because you get the same hours of sleep compared with sleeping early at night and waking early in the morning, you are wrong. Because sleeping early at night will make your body be more active and energetic.
The best sleeping time is from 22.00 hours to 06.00 hours because your body will get a full rest from a deep sleep in the first half of sleep. Sleeping on time will become a habit, making your body systems work more effectively. The environment of your bedroom is also important for you to get a good rest. Start with the selection of your bed and a pillow that suit your body. The size of the bed should provide enough comfort while you are sleeping.
It is suggested that you should use a mattress pad because the texture is not too soft or too hard. The pillow should be soft and support the cervical spine to be in normal curve. Another suggestion is to change your bed sheets and pillow sheets frequently or have it washed every week to reduce the accumulation of dust and mites which may cause allergies and pimples. You should dim your bedroom lights for about an hour before you will go to sleep to tell your brain that it is resting time.
Turn your air condition to a temperature that is not too hot and not too cold, and do not forget to turn off the television before you go to bed to avoid any disturbance from light and sound. You should not bring any electronic devices or items such as a computer or worktable into your bedroom because these may make you feel anxious which may result in insomnia. Your sleeping position needs to be correct as the muscles around your neck will loosen up while you are asleep. If you sleep in a bad position, you might experience neck pain.
The best sleeping gesture is ‘Right Lateral Decubitus’ or ‘lie on your right side’ because it will make your heart pump easier, food in your stomach will be sent through to your small intestine better and it may also help with the backache. The sleeping position that should be avoided is prostration because it will lead to shortness of breath and neck pain. Preparation before going to bed is also important. Consider having a warm bath to help loosen up your muscles and relax your mind; wear comfortable pajamas that do not irritate your skin; have a drinks such as warm milk that will make you feel more relaxed or drink clean warm water to wash away the residue in your intestine and stomach. Please try these tips at home so that you have a great sleep and wake up fresh on the next day!