• Stay focused and alert • Be more creative • Feel energized and motivated
• Make better decisions • Stay calmer under pressure • Improve/lighten your mood
• Maintain healthy weight • Get fewer illnesses • Improve your memory
• Enhance injury healing • Improve coordination • Increase accuracy in tasks
• Improve balance • Increase responsiveness • Boost your immune system
This performance enhancing activity works while you are in bed at night and it's FREE. WOW! Surely this is too good to be true? What is this miracle cure?
To gain the full benefits from sleep, we require a sufficient amount of good quality sleep. Ideally, adults should get 7-8 hours per night. Young people (aged 10-24), need more sleep, between 8-10 hours, as their developing brains and bodies need more time to restore overnight and replenish energy stores.
Many people do NOT get the amount or good quality of sleep needed to be healthy. The average adult gets 6.5 hours sleep per night. Many teens only get an average of 5 hours/night on school nights. That is simply not enough.
Studies show the negative effects of chronic sleep deprivation, including links to some mental illnesses and:
Most people occasionally experience disturbed sleep. For athletes, any sleep disruption can be worrying. Chronic sleep problems may be caused by sleep disorders, which are medical and/or psychological conditions. These include sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, night terrors, sleep walking and others. Insomnia is the most common, affecting 30-50% of the population in any year.
Insomnia symptoms include:
Transient Insomnia (<1 month) arises from stress associated with tennis, injuries (and associated pain), relationship problems, finances, family, grief and other major life changes. Transient insomnia is common and is a non-permanent response to life's challenges. When the problem resolves, sleep and daytime energy usually return to normal.
Travel fatigue is a more chronic situation caused by the cumulative effect of frequent travel. It arises more gradually over time and is not associated with any specific trip. It causes persistent fatigue, recurrent illnesses, changes in behavior and mood, and loss of motivation.
Worry about sleep disruption is a very common issue. It is not helpful and often will maintain or reinforce any sleep problem.
Other anxieties and worries may arise at bedtime when there are no other distractions. These also disrupt restful sleep.
Poor bedtime habits, such as non-restful bedrooms, use of digital devices prior to bed, eating too late, eating spicy or calorie/kilojoule-laden food before bed, use of caffeine or other stimulants later in the day, and drinking alcohol before bed also frequently cause disrupted sleep.
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