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Good Sleep May Pave The Way To Education

By Tom Herrin

Obtaining training or specialization in today’s world is pretty important.  No matter what a person chooses as a field of study, in order to advance and be successful, they will need to acquire as much education as possible.  In doing so, it is essential for them to be prepared for that education whenever they walk through the door of the given institution.  While there are several critical components to being well prepared and in good enough health to withstand the rigor necessary, getting enough quality sleep may have as big an impact as anything they can do.

Learning Requires Attention

Infants sleep almost all of the time and are awake very little.  As children grow older, they require less sleep but still need nine or ten hours per night to meet their needs.  For a child to get the kind of education they deserve, they must get good sleep.  With enough sleep, they will be able to focus their attention.  In school, this is really important.  It is also a struggle.  Many children are diagnosed with some kind of attention deficit.  In fact it is one of the most common problems seen in school.  It is highly likely that some of these problems are actually due to some kind of sleep deprivation.  

There Are Other Connections

With an adequate amount of sleep, children can improve creativity and memory.  It can also help with performing mental operations such as math.  Academics is not the only area in which sleep helps.  Athletic performance can be at its greatest possible level when the athlete receives enough sleep.  Sleepy athletes simply don’t experience success.  People have less stress and depression when they have sufficient sleep.  This can always help people gain greater confidence and have higher expectations for themselves.

There Are Ways To Improve Sleep

While there is no magic formula for sleep for everyone, just about anyone can make improvements with a little trial and error.  If you take in much caffeine, consider cutting back or cutting it out.  This alone may make a huge difference in a short period of time.  Avoid eating too late or too much as either can disrupt sleep.  Exercising is good but do so early enough that you will still have the opportunity to wind down by the time you want to go to sleep.  Be sure your lighting is suitable.  Sound may help you or bother you.  Be sure to determine which and adjust accordingly.  Check your bedding, room arrangement, and room temperature.  Sleep better and get more out of education for you and your children.

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


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