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Good Sleep Is An Investment

By Tom Herrin

No matter what people may think about using their time and making the most of it, placing effort in things that pay off in other ways is always wise.  Whether someone is investing time, effort, or talents, putting something in and getting something back in return is really what value is about.  It seems a little different when the investment involves a bodily function such as sleep.  The fact is that sleep can be something that can be affected as to quality and quantity.  The return on it can be in the form of better health.  

Sleep Can Do Wonders For Children

Getting enough sleep can help help kids to be more successful in just about all of their endeavors.  Adequate sleep can help them to improve memory and focus their attention.  Both of these are a big plus in school.  It can also help improve their creativity.  Mental functions may be sharpened.  If they participate in athletics, when they get enough sleep they will be better able to maximize their physical abilities, achieving their optimum level of performance.  A well rested child will be likely have a better outlook toward school in general because they feel more alert and energetic.

It Does Wonders For Adults Too

Sleep can help people to maintain their weight.  Inflammation may be kept in check more effectively when they get enough sleep.  It can also be helpful in reducing stress and depression.  The instances of accidents is much less in those who have adequate sleep, likely improving reaction time.  People who are sleepy simply don’t make the best workers.  Those who do may get more recognition and advancement opportunities.  That is the ultimate goal of most people whether in school or at work.

All Is Not Lost

In order to improve your sleep, you first need to determine exactly what disrupts it.  There may be only one thing or several.  Caffeine is a substance that is in many people’s lives.  It can keep them awake and some people take in large amounts throughout the day.  It is in coffee and tea, but it is also found in many soft drinks, energy drinks, and some foods.  Shift workers deal with the misery of light and changing schedules frequently.  Taking naps during the day can make sleep at night difficult.  You may want to try adding some sound.  It works for some and bothers others.  Establish a better schedule and your body may know when it is time to sleep.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson, Ariz.


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