Excess Weight, Wrinkles and Other “Troubles”: How to Get Enough Sleep Every Day and Stop Aging

You need to get enough sleep not only to get through the day but also to live longer. Sleep problems are quite common in the modern world, and their harm should not be underestimated. Let’s find out how sleep deprivation affects people’s lives and how to deal with it to stay healthy.

What happens if a person does not get enough sleep – irreversible processes and the cause of poor health

In today’s world, where everything happens very fast and also changes rapidly, many people strive to do as much as possible or just to at least meet their deadlines. In order to keep up with their plans, the choice falls to sacrificing sleep, and this is a big mistake.

Here’s how a lack of sleep affects the body:

  • immunity will be weakened
  • the thought process will be disrupted (it’s hard to think)
  • you will gain weight
  • skin will age faster
  • cancer will have more chances
  • memory will deteriorate
  • decrease in libido

What to do to get enough sleep – working with information

In today’s world, the human body and brain are overloaded with information, and before going to sleep, you need to help your mind clear out the information garbage accumulated during the day.

How to do this: about an hour before bedtime, try to put your phone and computer away. The fact is that visual images and a lot of information that comes to a person from the Internet put the brain in a state of active work. It is better to find a new habit – to regularly perform rituals that your body will associate with preparing for sleep. This can be reading, time in silence, evening self-care, or listening to relaxing music. Another important aspect that will help you fall asleep peacefully is clearing yourself and your space of the anxieties accumulated during the day. You should try to resolve all issues mentally before you go to bed because they will prevent your brain from relaxing.

How to get enough sleep every day – taking care of your body

Of course, the quality of sleep is affected not only by brain processes but also by physical needs. In order for the body to calmly fall asleep, you should follow simple rules:

  • breathe fresh air before going to bed
  • do not drink alcohol and coffee before bed, these drinks will not allow you to fall into a deep sleep phase
  • avoid taking sleeping pills
  • do not do sports and physical activity before going to bed
  • go to bed in the dark
  • go to bed when you feel tired
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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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