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Since when did sleeping become a luxury? It seems that between working occupations, taking care of our children, fixing the house and all the other commitments that living in the United States implies, sleeping has taken a back seat. Even those of us who manage to sleep the minimum number of hours accepted, rarely achieve a deep sleep that provides us with a real rest. Am I the only one who misses mid-afternoon naps? Do you know how much you need to sleep well for your body to function at its best?
According to the Mayo Clinic, adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep daily for the body to respond optimally and people can fully fulfill the functions of daily living. Sleep should not only be measured in hours, but also in quality. If you get up continuously during the night, you have nightmares or stress prevents you from falling asleep, it is important that you take the necessary measures to overcome these inconveniences. Not sleeping well is the equivalent of driving a car with a few drops of gasoline in the tank, it may work for a while, but it will eventually collapse.
How to fall asleep and stay:
- Go to bed daily at the same time. Just as you have established a time to get up to do all your activities, set a fixed time to go to sleep.
-Comfort your room. I know that this point is difficult for many families, but if they want to have a good sleep they must take the television out of the room. The sleeping space should be calm, relaxing, quiet, dark, and maintain an average temperature of 72 degrees.
-The bed is for sleeping. Don't mentally associate your bed with your second dining room table, your work desk, or your meeting room. Your room should be a space that relates to relaxation.