Mar 052012

Sleep Awareness Week pays tribute to one of the best things people love to do–sleep. In recent years, more and more people are having trouble sleeping at night causing major problems on their waking hours. The National Sleep Awareness is a campaign geared towards the different importance of sleep to our lives. With different community activities to promote the importance of sleeping, Sleep Awareness Week gives people the chance to experience a pleasant night time slumber to have a healthier body.


One of the most important physiologic functions of the body is to sleep. Let’s have to admit that it is not easy to go to bed early and rise up energetic just in time when our alarm clock hits the tune. If you will look at the statistics, more and more people are trying to find ways on how to get up early (and fully awake). Now that it is the sleep awareness week, it is necessary for all of us to reevaluate our sleeping patterns in order to function more at work or at school.


Before anything else, you need to answer why sleep is important. Sleep enables your red blood cells to reproduce at night and it replenishes the energy that you have used throughout the day. If you will look at the statistics, more professionals are hitting the workplaces sleepy and groggy. Not only does this increase your chances for an accident but it could also get you fired.


If you want to know the secret on how to get up early and be able to sleep well the night before, you have to try the most natural means first. One of the things that sleeping pills’ manufacturers don’t tell you is the fact that they have products that are carcinogenic. Though the methodology for this study is still somewhat debatable, this simply tells you to stick with the most natural treatments.


One of the most natural treatments for the sleep awareness week is to drink milk one hour before hitting the bed. In fact, this could really be one of the best things that you could do in order to relax your body. If you are lactose intolerant, try not eating anything heavy for dinner since this could disrupt the way that you sleep at night. Aside from milk, you could also try out the use of white noise when you are trying to sleep. White noise for people differs. One of the most common white noise for people is the television. In fact, the television radiates a blue color that stimulates the brain to shut off. Therefore when it comes to the color of your room it would also be suggested that you use dark blue. This color will give you a good night sleep.

These simple things can really be followed easily and you don’t get to have a stash full of sleeping pills. If you are thinking of drinking alcohol before going to sleep, this is also not a good thing for you. Alcohol not only gives you a beer belly in the long run but it could really grow on you. You could grow dependence on alcohol and this is not a good scenario. According to research, alcohol could even increase waking up in the middle of the night than those non-alcohol drinkers. This just goes to show that our body has a natural circadian cycle in charge of our sleep-wake pattern. Now that it is the sleep awareness week, let’s revamp the way we sleep and have a good morning.