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Fifty Useful Tips For Better Sleep

You can sleep without pills and still beat insomnia. The fifty following tips will help you to have a better night’s sleep. Try to relax before bedtime; take a walk or read a newspaper; just do something which is not stressful. Do your paperwork or other work-related activities early in the evening. Make sure your bedroom is not noisy. If your bedroom is noisy and you can’t correct it, wear earplugs. Think of places you fell asleep easily and try to copy those places; set your room up the same way. Check the medicines you are taking to see that they aren’t nervous system stimulants. Make sure your bedroom is well-ventilated but not too cold. Don’t use too many or too few blankets. Don’t tuck your sheets in too tight at the bottom of the bed; your feet should feel free and unrestricted. Your mattress should not sag. Have a big enough bed for yourself; if you’re 6’8″, don’t try sleeping in a single bed. Your pyjamas or nightgown should be comfortable, not too tight. Use a pillow that suits you, soft or firm, whichever you prefer; or not at all, if that’s what you prefer. If you like a soft light on while you sleep, have one on. If you prefer to sleep in darkness make sure your blinds are thick. Rise at the same time seven days...

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Should You Take Sleeping Pills?

Sleeping pills can and do become addictive. In addition, your body can develop a tolerance after the first couple of weeks. Also, another point that most people are unaware of, is that the pills usually contain an antihistamine, like that in most sinus medications. This can make your nose, mouth and eyes dry, so be sure to drink plenty of water ro avoid dehydration. Don’t take a higher dose than prescribed, or mix the medication with sedatives or alcohol. If the dosage no longer works, it is best to discontinue the medication. It is always best to discuss with...

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Understanding And Dealing With Everyday Stress

stress is an abnormal condition that disrupts the normal functions of the body or mind. No two people are affected in exactly the same way, or to the same degree, but most people living in our highly industrialized society suffer from its effects at one or more times during their lives. Symptoms range from mind headaches, occasional bouts of insomnia, overall restlessness, digestive problems, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Selected Life Events That Can Bring On Stress: Death of Spouse. Death of a close family member. Death of a close friend. Major personal injury, illness...

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Walking for Exercise and Pleasure

Walking is easily the most popular form of exercise. Other activities generate more conversation and media coverage, but none of them approaches walking in number of participants. Approximately half of the 165 million American adults (18 years of age and older) claim they exercise regularly, and the number who walk for exercise is increasing every year. Walking is the only exercise in which the rate of participation does not decline in the middle and later yearn. In a national survey, the highest percentage of regular walkers (39.4%) for any group was found among men 65 years of age and...

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Beating The Blues With Exercise

Exercise as an antidote to depression and anxiety is not a new concept. In the 18th century Scotland, doctors in mental hospitals prescribed heavy farm chores as “the best medicine” for their patients and documented marked improvements in mood and behavior. Now scientists are studying the link between exercise and mood changes at close range and coming up with some fascinating results. One expert in the field says “exercise is clearly associated with mental-health benefits.” And moderate exercisers show lowered blood-pressure levels and a resultant positive mood. The key is moderate exercise, performed a minimum of 30 minutes, three...

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