The Importance of a Good Night's Sleep When You're Not Exercising

For most people, eight hours of rest provides the optimal energy needed to charge their memory. Menopausal symptoms such as night sweats may interfere with your ability to get a good night's sleep, but try to get as close as you can to eight hours a night A good night's sleep is both heal­ing and restorative Here's how to get yours
Establish a natural rhythm by going to sleep each night and waking up each day at about the same time. Avoid activities that are stimulating or upsetting right before bed. Watch or read the news earlier in the evening. Limit alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco for several hours before bedtime.

Use your bedroom only for sleeping and excrete a soothing environment with pleasant colors, a comfortable mattress, and smooth sheets. And if you can't sleep, get out of bed to do something relaxing in another room. Drink warm milk or eat a slice of toast with peanut butter or a bowl of cereal.

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