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How to establish a sleep routine for better health

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How to establish a sleep routine for better healthHearing that someone doesn’t sleep well can mean a multitude of things. Are they having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, getting a restful sleep, or waking too early? Investigating and improving on sleep is very important for overall quality of life and also long-term health.

Chronic sleep loss has been linked to diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and immune-system impairment. In general, routinely getting less than six hours of solid sleep affects mood, memory, and reaction times, which can lead to depression and anxiety, as well as making more mistakes or being in an accident.

A sleep routine is a good first step in getting your sleep on track. This means waking up and going to bed at the same times …

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Tips for surviving the Daylight Savings time change

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Tips for surviving the Daylight Savings time change Disturbances to our natural circadian rhythms with the turning back of the clocks this time of year can interfere with our own internal clocks and our ability to get a good night’s sleep.

Many other aspects of our day contribute to disrupting this rhythm, such as spending longer periods indoors in front of the bright lights of the television, computer or tablet. With so much to keep us occupied in the evenings, it’s hard to unwind and just relax.

Circadian rhythms are very sensitive to light and too much exposure can affect the production of your goodnight sleep hormone – melatonin. This calming and sleep-inducing hormone regulates the sleep-wake cycle and relies on the setting of the sun and darkness …

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