DEMCO wants you to know.....
Getting a good night's sleep is PREVENTION.
Prevention is the action taken to decrease the chance of getting a disease or condition.
We mention prevention often because if you are actively operating in techniques to stop drug abuse and addiction, the results will be favorable.
Sleep is a sedentary ( little physical exercise) state of mind and body. It offers reduced interactions with surroundings. You're not doomed to toss and turn every night. Consider simple tips for better sleep.
1. Stick to a sleep schedule Set aside no more than eight hours for sleep. If you don't fall asleep within about 20 minutes of going to bed, leave your bedroom and do something relaxing. Read or listen to soothing music. Go back to bed when you're tired. 2. Pay attention to what you eat and drink. Try not to go to bed hungry or stuffed. In particular, avoid heavy or large meals within a couple of hours of bedtime. Discomfort might keep you up. Nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol deserve caution, too. 3. Create a restful environment. Keep your room cool, dark, and quiet. Exposure to light in the evenings might make it more challenging to fall asleep. Doing calming activities before bedtime, such as taking a bath or using relaxation techniques, might promote better sleep.
4. Limit daytime naps. Long daytime naps can interfere with nighttime sleep. Limit naps to no more than one hour and avoid napping late in the day. However, if you work nights, you might need to nap late in the day before work to help make up your sleep debt.
5. Include physical activity in your daily routine. Regular physical activity can promote better sleep. However, avoid being active too close to bedtime. Spending time outside every day might be helpful, too.
6. Manage worries Try to resolve your worries or concerns before bedtime. Jot down what's on your mind and then set it aside for tomorrow. Stress management might help. Start with the basics, such as getting organized, setting priorities, and delegating tasks. Meditation also can ease anxiety. Nearly everyone has an occasional sleepless night. However, if you often have trouble sleeping, contact your healthcare provider. Identifying and treating any underlying causes can help you get the better sleep you deserve.