Want A Good Nights Sleep? Try These Healthy Sleep Habits
We all know the perils of financial debt, but did you know that you can build up debt of sleep also? Getting shortchanged occasionally on your sleep is no a serious problem, but when it happens night after night, you build up a backlog of needed sleep. This sleep debt can affect your mood, health and safety. If you want a good nights sleep, try these healthy sleep habits.
The average person needs around eight and one-half hours of sleep every night. You might need a little less or a little more, but you need this sleep every day, just like you need water and oxygen. Losing just one hour of sleep per day builds up a “sleep debt”.
It’s not just the quantity of sleep that you need, it’s also the quality of sleep. You need a certain amount of deep sleep. During the deepest stages of sleep, your body releases growth hormone to stimulate tissue repair and regeneration. This means that if you don’t get enough good quality sleep, it will adversely affect your physical health. Read More