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Why is it important to protect your sleep?

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Many of us often do not think about how important a healthy and quality sleep, but it is one of the most important factors of health and longevity. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, which in itself is a very long period of time, so it is simply unacceptable to sleep in uncomfortable conditions that prevent us from enjoying a healthy sleep. Some people, trying to solve the problem of sleep, go so far as to take a variety of drugs and medicines, and the solution to the problems may be on the surface, because the factors responsible for sleep, although many, but they are all quantifiable.

What happens when we don't sleep enough?

  • We get sick. Our immune system is directly linked to sleep. If you don't get enough sleep, it's harder for your body to cope with illness.
  • We have difficulty thinking, reasoning logically, and reacting quickly, and this is dangerous if an immediate decision is required - for example, when driving a car.
  • We gain weight if we sleep less than five hours a night.
  • The skin deteriorates: wrinkles, capillaries, age spots, and acne appear. 
  • The risk of cardiovascular disease increases.

So what to do about it?

The only way out is to sleep more. If you have to get up at 7 am, you have to be in bed by 11 pm. Yes, time is catastrophically short, but try to find it.

When you realize that nothing bad will happen if you finish the project tomorrow, go to bed. As a result, you'll finish your work faster the next day, because thinking will be easier and the project will take less time.

Sometimes it's worse than that. For example, we go to bed on time and enjoy it until 3 a.m., unable to sleep, and we wake up in the morning again broken. You have to work on getting your body used to a normal routine. Here's what you can do:

  • Teach yourself to go to bed at the same time, even on weekends.
  • Breathe the air. Go outside for at least 15 minutes before going to bed, weather permitting.
  • Move more throughout the day. The best way to sleep is to be physically tired.
  • Try not to argue with anyone or take things personally, if possible.
  • Don't eat right before you go to bed.
  • Don't drink coffee, green tea, energy drinks, or other drinks that contain caffeine in the evening. Chocolate has it, too.
  • Relax in the evenings. Take a warm bath, read a good book. You have a right to rest.
  • Think of rituals that will serve as a signal to your body that it's time for bed: brush your teeth, wash your face, apply night cream to your face.
  • Create a cozy atmosphere for sleep: put on your favorite pajamas, fluff your pillow. 

How to protect your sleep?

Think about what keeps you awake most of the time or wakes you up suddenly in the morning. Often, people are faced with anxious sleep because their roommates (parents, husbands or wives, children, neighbors) live in a different mode or daily routine. And this is normal because everyone has his individual physiology. So then how do you live in harmony without compromising your health? 

We live in a modern world that has almost everything to make our lives easier. Such a simple solution that allows you to sleep in peace is to protect your furniture from scratches and noises. For example, you can stick felt pads on any surface of your home and thus ensure yourself a morning in the absence of sounds in the kitchen, when someone prepares their breakfast. You can put them even on a coffee can. And you will never again be disturbed in your sleep by the fact that someone disturbs you.

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