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Along with proper nutrition and regular exercise, sleep plays a major role in our health. With this compilation of interesting facts and statistics about sleep, we hope you will gain insight and recognize the importance of sleep in your daily lives. The significance of the positive, as well as negative effects of sleep, should not be ignored, or taken for granted.
Consistency with a routine is important. Sleeping at the same time each night will help the body develop the sleep patters. Regular exercise would help too.
If you could change it, avoid sleeping on your stomach. This position does not allow the neutral spine position.
Acidic food, caffeine and sugary drinks could cause digestion issues and heartburn.
Using digital devices that 1 hour before bedtime could diminish sleep quantity and quality.
Tired of tossing and turning at night? Tired of counting sheep in order to fall asleep? Consider changes in your sleeping environment, diet, nutrition, and sleep habits. These simple tips will help you sleep better and be more energetic and productive during the day.
Getting sufficient sleep should be part of any weight management effort. Sleep deprivation and insomnia change hormonal balance, increase appetite, impair glucose metabolism and energy consumption, leading to weight problems. Sleep problems and insomnia increase the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and heart disease.