March US Awareness Days

Reached 100 and still counting sheep? Let’s wake up and sort out our sleep issues! National Sleep Awareness Week 6-12 March 2016

National Seep Awareness Week
National Sleep Awareness Week
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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 in March during National Sleep Awareness Week?  Well, first of all and most importantly, make sure you’re getting a good enough sleep!

As an official sponsor of the American Sleep Apnea Association, Rooms To Go is offering a Mattress Guide to help those with sleep problems find the mattress that is right for them.

Here are a few simple tips to help you sleep easy:

  • 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!

However, if you’re worried that you’re not getting get a good nights sleep, it might be worthwhile popping along to see your doctor.  And if this is what you’re planning to do try keeping a sleep diary before the appointment.  Then, 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.

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