Getting enough rest is just as important to your overall health as a smart
diet or regular exercise. Unfortunately, the holiday hustle and bustle
makes it difficult for some people to get enough rest. Family gatherings,
travel, overindulging … these changes to your routine can keep
you tossing and turning from now through the New Year!
Good sleep habits help you stay physically healthy and mentally alert,
while poor sleep habits take a toll on your mood, energy level, work habits,
even your relationships. Try these tips for a good night’s sleep:
- Limit your daily intake of caffeine
- Avoid napping during the day
- Avoid alcohol and heavy meals at night
- Try to go to bed at the same time every night
- Keep your bedroom cool, dark and quiet
- Avoid the “blue light’ emitted from your phone, tablet, or TV
Many people find it difficult to unwind at bedtime because their minds
become overstimulated with stressful thoughts about work, family, school,
etc. Other people suffer from true sleep disorders such as chronic insomnia,
sleep apnea, or RLS (restless leg syndrome). If you are concerned about
your sleep patterns, Baton Rouge General conducts state-of-the-art sleep
studies that can help you treat and resolve your sleep problems.
Click here to learn about our sleep services or call our Sleep Center at (225) 763-4335
for more information.