Sleep is very important to maintain one’s health overall. But there are some people who get a little amount of sleep time. How to stay healthy despite the lack of sleep?
If someone does not get enough sleep, then he will feel tired, lethargic, depressed, have difficulty concentrating and there is the possibility of more frequent illness because the immune system is down.
Even so there are some things one can do to stay healthy body despite getting less sleep, as quoted from Livestrong, Monday (3/19/2012), namely :
1. As much as possible to get time for a nap
If it does not get a good night’s sleep, then try to get a little time to take a nap even though only 15 minutes. This can help recharge the body and brain as well as prepare for the next several hours.
2. Exercise every day
Exercising does not need heavy or powerful, but can by jogging or cycling around the neighborhood for 30 minutes. This will help you release excess energy in the body so it can go to bed early and get enough sleep.
3. Avoid eating before bed
Try to eat or snack last performed at least 2 hours before bedtime. This is to ensure that during sleep, the body will break and no severe digestive process, so you sleep better and feel more refreshed when you wake up in the morning.
4. Do not consume stimulants before bed
One cup of coffee including stimulants, if you want coffee consumption should be six hours before bedtime. This is because if consumed too close to bedtime can interfere with the quality and quantity of sleep.
5. Relax before bed
Try to turn off computers, televisions and other electronics for 1 hour before bed looking at the screen or the light can trick the brain into thinking that it was still awake. Meanwhile, dim the lights and turn off electronics can calm the mind and body and sleep quality will improve.