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.