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Do You Feel That Poor Sleep Causes You Other Issues?

By Tom Herrin

Many times, when people have problems, they just can’t seem to put their finger on the source.  There is that general feeling of something being wrong.  A lot of people suffer from sleep problems and are totally unaware that it may be the cause of other issues for them.  In this increasingly fast-paced world, finding ways to skip important things such as sleep happens way too often.  The old rule of school-aged children needing nine or ten hours of sleep each night, and adults needing seven or eight, is still as valid as it ever was.

Kids Need Sleep To Succeed

When children fail to get enough sleep, it shows in just about everything they do.  Sleep can help focus attention.  Many children today appear to have learning problems that are considered to be related to attention deficit.  Sleep also improves creativity and memory.  It is necessary for carrying out mental functions such as math.  It is essential for anyone who participates in athletic competition.  Tired athletes don’t perform well.

Adults May Suffer From Lack Of Sleep Often

It is pretty common for adults to fail to get enough sleep.  They may have considerable problems because of it and never realize the connection.  Sleep can help to slow inflammation.  It can also help in managing a healthy weight.  Something that affects a large number of people is depression.  Quality sleep can help to reduce stress and depression.  Both of these can have some serious effects on the body.  Lack of sleep is believed to be the cause of a sizable number of accidents.  It may be likely that it is due to a slowed reaction time.  

A Little Attention To Detail May Help Improve Sleep

You probably have much more ability to manage your sleep than you are aware of.  It will generally require a process of elimination and checking things off one by one.  For a lot of people, caffeine is a major contributor.  It is well known for its ability to keep people awake.  Sometimes reducing it, or cutting it out, may enable you to see results in only a few days.  For others, lighting or sound may be a problem.  Eating too much or too late can keep some from sleeping well.  Exercising too close to the time you go to bed can prevent you from relaxing.  Devise a personal plan and give it a try.  You may see improvement in some other areas as well.

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


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