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Cutting Corners on Sleep May Drain Your Health

By Tom Herrin

People stay so busy these days trying to juggle all of the things they have to do that they often look for ways to increase their time.  The bad thing is that it may be at the expense of other areas that affect their health.  Many feel that they can trim a little off of their sleep and use that same time on something else such as work or play.  It isn’t quite that easy.  Any time people lose sleep on a steady basis, they risk damaging their health and simply not having some of the advantages that are made available by quality sleep.

Children Need It To Support Their Educational Opportunities

A child going to school without the kind of sleep he or she needs is walking into a situation where success is highly questionable.  Sleep can help them to focus attention.  There are a large number of kids these days who are diagnosed with problems related to attention problems.  Sleep deprivation could could play a role in that.  Sleep can also improve their creativity and memory.  Mental tasks require better concentration which could be made better by sleep.  Athletic performance can be enhanced by sleep.

Some Things Have No Age Boundaries

Anyone can benefit from getting enough sleep.  It doesn’t necessarily mean just lying in bed but actually sleeping.  Weight management can be better with sleep.  Depression and stress may be reduced.  People who have good sleep have a lower instance of accidents, whether at home, on the road, or at work.  This can save time, money, and personal well-being.  The end results of this may be that a person is more likely to have the opportunity to move ahead in their career.

A Lot Of Things Can Add To Sleep Problems

You won’t have to look far to find some possible causes of sleep trouble.  Plenty of people take in high amounts caffeine.  It is a widely known stimulant and used when people want to stay awake.  It is not only found coffee and tea, but also some foods and lots of soft drinks and energy drinks.  Poor schedules can contribute to sleep deficiencies along with naps, lighting, and sound.  Eating too late or too much can do so as well.  Even exercising, which can be great, can cause sleeplessness if done too late in the day.  If you want to enjoy good health and do your best, give allow proper time and attention to sleep.

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


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