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Sleeping Better for a Healthier Heart
A Good Night's Rest Can Boost Heart Health
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Excellent article. Good need-to-know information.
Great info here! I'd love to sleep straight thru a blissful 8 hours but since I drink 90 ounces of water a day, well...there are a few trips to the bathroom required...but I go straight back to bed. Total sleep time does usually add up to between 8 and 9 hours. Reading all these comments, Im beginning to think this might be rare!
elusive elusive sleep ugh
Sleep. Eludes many nights. Dog snores. Husband snorts....
Thanks! for info great article
Good timely information.
I'm saving this article!!!
I keep a fan on by my bed to provide steady noise so other noises, like family talking , do not interfere. I heard that if you set your phone to greyscale at bedtime, it won't be as much of a deterrent to falling asleep, so I have been trying that.
I have had recurrent insomnia and intermittent sleep since menopause. I sleep better when I do not drink any alcohol (regardless of time of day), stop all caffeine after noon and lately I've started to take Natrol Tart Cherry Powder (250 mg) with Melatonin (0.5 mg) that seems to be helping. They come in chewable tablets. Stopping electronics after 9pm also helps. Now, if I could only stop watching CNN so much...! Thanks for this article!
This was the first article that I have read stating to get out of bed if you can sleep. Grant I will do that on occasion to end up house cleaning and just staying up till bed time of that day. If I nap during daylight, I will not sleep the night thru for certain. Think I will talk to dr. about the sleep testing that I have read about in some of the other comments. Between kids, bathroom runs, and husband having radio/TV so loud from downstairs that I hear every word, I figured that was the only reasons.
According to the Mayo Clinic, this advice is wrong "Get out of bed if you can't sleep. You should use your bed for two things: sleeping and sex. Anything else—including lying awake unable to sleep—should be done somewhere else in your home."
They say just the opposite. If you have sleep problems, never sleep during the day, but go to bed at the same time each night. If you can't sleep, stay in bed because if you do fall asleep you will be in the bed. They say not to get up and do anything else, don't play music or turn on the TV. Try to relax and calm your mind.
As this article states, the effects of poor sleep on our heart is daunting. Sadly, many of us struggle to sleep more and achieve a better quality of sleep. While it is important to be informed about health related issues associated with poor sleep, I believe that current research and studies might be available to reference in this article. Bringing back older articles is good, many of us have not read them before, or we simply appreciate an opportunity to reread. Maybe it is time for a little refresh...instead of automatically assuming all is well...articles get another shot at editing to gleen new info?! Just a thought...
I know i do better when I have a consistent bedtime. I still find that I get up each night at least once to use the restroom, but I am not sure how to solve that.
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