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Good night, sleep tight

September 30, 2011

Are women more likely to suffer from insomnia? Will nightcap help you to fall asleep? Most adults have experienced insomnia or sleeplessness in the course of their lives. It is estimated that up to a half of the general population is affected by insomnia. However, women are twice as likely to suffer from this condition, than men. Why? The doctors say it might have been the hormones.

A few restless nights do not qualify you for the chronic insomniac. You have to have permanent sleeping troubles at least three nights a week. And usually it is not the hormones but high level of stress you have been exposed to during the day. Although most of us know well, what insomnia is and how we feel and perform after a sleepless night, we usually do not take the right remedy. Nightcap should do the trick, right? A recent study revealed that 13% had used alcohol in the past year as a sleep aid, more than double the number of those who had used prescription medication. It is true drink will help you to fall asleep, but it will not provide you with a sense of refreshed sleep in the morning, the doctors claim.

To shake stress off and have a good night sleep, it is better taking a cup of tea before, or enjoy a soothing bath. Creating a no TV, no computer zone before going to bed also helps. Last, but not least, once you develop good sleep habits like waking up around the same time, even during weekend, avoiding caffeine after 3 pm and exercising regularly, most of your sleep troubles will vanish, the experts say.

Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.

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From → Hic Salta

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