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Can't Sleep?

EphNotes

Too much work? Or not doing enough?? You may have INSOMNIA

FACTS ABOUT SLEEP:

  • Most people have trouble sleeping every now and then
  • People can generally do well for a short period of time if deprived of sleep
  • Transient Insomnia is often related to emotional or physical issues
  • Drinking alcohol before sleeping can decrease sleep quality — as a depressant, it will help you to sleep. When it wears off in a few hours, however, the body has a rebound stimulant effect whose results are very active dreams and a poor night’s sleep
  • The best start to a day is a good night’s sleep

TIPS FOR A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP:

  • Habit helps sleep — establish a bedtime and waking up time, and stick to them
  • Avoid too many naps during the day — get sleep at night!
  • Get regular exercise (there’s plenty of ways to do that here)
  • DO NOT use sleep medication regularly
  • Do boring or low-key activities before going to sleep — email, counting cows, etc.
  • If you’re suffering from insomnia due to physical or emotional grief, figure out what’s wrong and try to solve it as soon as possible — talk about it with friends, mentors, or the people at the Health Center
  • Don’t obsess over the number of hours of sleep you will or won’t get! Just sleep!

IF NONE OF THIS HELPS WITHIN A WEEK, CONTACT THE HEALTH CENTER

Thanks to Concordia Health Services for providing relevant information.

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