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Need More Sleep? The Facts On Sleeping Disorders

Healthguru. Need MORE SLeep? . - - > More than 70 millioN Americans live with over 85 types of sleeping disorders >That means One in every four Americans toss and turn at night > In college? 77% of college students have trouble sleeping regularly according to the National Sleep Foundation So how much sleep is enough? For adults: 7-8 hours of sleep AAAAI For teenagers: 9 hours of sleep For children: 10 hours of sleep For infants: 16 hours of sleep Insomnia Circadian Sleep Restless Narcolepsy Apnea Leg Rhythm Trouble falling asleep, frequent UiSorder Interupts awakenings or early rising A brain disorder that causes sleepiness during C the day and poor nighttime sleep Syndrome breathing for up to 30 seconds, of ten causing A loud snoring Disruptions to body's internal clock, or 24 hour sleep cycle. Discomfort in legs and feet that are eased only by walking occur in the day "sleep attacks" What are the consequences of not sleeping enough? Decreased daily performance and alertness B0% of patients with major depression Reducing sleep by just15 haurs 77% of patients with bipolar disorder can lead to a 0% decrease in alertness Over accident deaths are due to drowsy driving 70% of patients with post traumatic stress disorder car crashes and Long term sleep loss can also cause physical issues such as also report sleep problems an increased risk of heart disease high blood A higher risk Hof catching a cold or U the flu pressure Getting more restful sleep Foods like bananas, grapefruit, tuna, turkey, yogurt and milk are high in trypptophan, which encourages sleep. Melatonin is a natural sleep enhancer. Try oats, bananas and rice. Leg muscles store more tension than any other body part, so stretch them out! Avoid extremes in temperature and noise. The best temperature is 68–72 degrees F. Use earplugs or a white noise machine. Avoid late nights and lazy mornings on the weekends to set a regular sleep schedule

Need More Sleep? The Facts On Sleeping Disorders

shared by Healthguru on Feb 21
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Are your sleeping habits up to par? Everyone suffers from insomnia every now and then but could it be a sleep disorder?






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