Getting enough sleep is critical for mental and physical health. Too little sleep could lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and obesity. Too much sleep could lead to fatigue and even premature death.
Research has indicated that 9 hours is the most that a person should sleep for every night. At the same time, atleast 7 hours of sleep is necessary for proper brain activity. Stress and a schedule change may lead to sleep deprivation, due to which the body may not be able to overcome fatigue.
Sleep deprivation is also caused due to:
- Alzheimer disease
If you feel fatigued, irritability, untimely mood changes, or find it difficult to focus, that may be because of little or no sleep. Also, lack of sleep can weaken your immune system, which may lead to an increase in illness. Research has shown that many car accidents occur because the driver has not had enough sleep, causing him to lose focus.
It is best to have food that does not include sugar for dinner. Sugar may cause an increase in activity within the brain leading to sleeplessness.
Your dinner should include:
If you ask our experts at Sleep & Headache Solutions, they will always advise you to have a calm, cool and dark environment in your bedroom that encourages sleep. The 7-10 hours that you sleep has a drastic effect on the remaining hours of your day. Keeping these few hours in check may heavily benefit the rest of your day.
If you are not sure why you cannot function well during the day, and if you suspect that it has something to do with your sleep at night, you need to visit Sleep & Headache Solutions right away. Our experts will be able to assist you and help you have a good night’s sleep. To schedule an appointment, call us at 832-688-8886.