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National Sleep Awareness Week is all about raising the issues concerned with sleep and asking you to make sure you're getting enough of it!
Do you know how much sleep you should be getting? Nine hours is usually enough for adults but depending on the age and person, more or less time might be needed. The older you get, the less sleep you tend to need and vice versa.
Unfortunately, things like snoring problems, insomnia, and other issues can disrupt our sleep. A disrupted sleep often leads to feeling unalert the next day, and stops us from carrying out our important daily tasks. A more dangerous example would be drivers that have fallen asleep the wheel. Not the best time for a nap!
So what can you do to help in March during National Sleep Awareness Week? Well, first of all and most importantly, make sure you're getting a good enough sleep! Don't drink caffeine, no exercise at least three hours before bed, and winding down with a nice bath will all lead the way to a good night's sleep!
If you're worried that about not getting get a good sleep, it might be a good idea to keep a sleep diary before an appointment with the doctor. Hopefully the doctor can give you some tips that will sort things out or perhaps refer you on to a sleep specialist if needs be.
The National Sleep Foundation works hard to help people with their nightime routines, but the financial crisis is making this a more and more difficult goal to achieve.