The benefits of a good night sleep
Posted on Apr 9 2012 at 07:56:25 PM in Health
When we miss something there is not always another opportunity to try again. The human body requires rest to recuperate and replenish itself, actually doctors suggest that it may actually be harmful to you if you fail to get at least six hours (preferably eight) a day. But how are you supposed to gain those elusive hours of rest when in fact your body refuses to cooperate with you.
I will be the first to admit that I have experienced insomnia for some time now but I have never been able to identify what the causes are, in fact in my earlier adult life I was being seen by a doctor for this problem which was quite prevalent at the time, so much so that I was being prescribed medication to help me “drift off”.
In recent times, however, I have become more in tune with my body and what affects my sleep patterns, thus I have had the ability to extend my sleep to a decent six hours each night. I still get expected interruptions that you would associate with maturity, such as frequent bathroom trips, but then it is right back to sleep again.
Once I identified the causes of the problem(s), (work or family related stress, anxiety, depression, side effects of some medication and caffeine) I immediately set to work to remove them from my life and so should you. Some other known causes of insomnia are smoking and some medical conditions!