Guide to a Healthy Sleep Pattern

Little attention is paid to when we fall asleep and how. A lot of people don’t understand how much an irregular and unhealthy sleeping pattern can affect us on a daily. Random migraines hitting you in the middle of the day, always feeling exhausted, random mood swings and a lot more are things that could be as a result of a bad sleeping habit.

What’s the best position to fall asleep in?

If you would rather fall asleep on a side, try to sleep on your left side as it reduces chances of a heart burn and all the organs are relaxed in that position. If you wouldn’t rather sleep on a side, it’s best to fall asleep on your back as no pressure is exerted on any body parts so breathing isn’t obstructed in any way. There’s a reason why patients in hospitals are always in this position, it helps reduce existing pain.

How long should you sleep?

Average of 8 hours. While this is common knowledge, a lot of people fail to understand that inadequate sleep can have adverse effects on one’s health physically and mentally. There is also such a thing as “too much sleep”.

Why do I need a regular sleep pattern?

While it is almost impossible to have the perfect sleep schedule, effort should be made to minimize irregularity. Some adverse effects of sleep deficiency/ an irregular sleep schedule are:

-Weaken Immune system

-Decreased Libido

-Increases chances of cardiovascular diseases like stroke and coronary hear diseases

-Poor reasoning and memory

-Dull and unhealthy skin

-Weight gain

-Poor sleep is also linked to increased risk of cancer

Try to get a healthy sleep pattern and fall asleep in comfortable positions to avoid waking up with aches. You’d definitely notice the difference when you go about daily activities.

Published by Joela

Blogger And Medical Student.

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