If you miss out on getting the recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep one night, you’ll likely just find yourself feeling a bit lethargic and a little grumpy. If you experience a few nights of little or no sleep, you can expect the persistent feeling of fatigue coupled with impaired cognitive function.
If you find yourself struggling to get a good night’s rest for more than a few weeks, you can expect weight gain, imbalanced blood pressure, symptoms consistent with depression and a weakened immune system. If you found yourself recently dealing with persistent insomnia, you might want to give this Authority Nutrition article a read.
The article lists 17 different ways you can help yourself get a good night’s sleep. First it’s recommended that you avoid blue light exposure near bedtime. Blue light refers to type of light that radiates from TVs, computers and mobile devices. As that kind of light tricks the brain into believing that its morning, exposure to it late in the evening will make it difficult to get the sleep. Another useful tip is to avoid extended naps during the day.
While a midday power nap may leave you feeling refreshed, it can also have the effect of making it harder for you to fall asleep at night as it throws off your body’s natural circadian rhythm. Click the link below to learn more useful tips on how to get and stay asleep a little easier.
Read the full article here: https://authoritynutrition.com/17-tips-to-sleep-better/