Friday, August 13, 2010

8 Tips for a relaxing sleep – accomplish more for your organization by being fit

In order to bring your company or association forward successfully, you need to be fit. In order to be fit, relaxing sleep is essential. Scientists confirm that people, who do not sleep enough are better protected against infections, are less likely to be obese and have a higher life expectancy.

Follow these 8 tips for a relaxing sleep:
  1. Listen to your biological clock, but make sure it ticks right: Stay outside in the sunlight during the day as long as possible and do not go to sleep too late.
  2. Engage in sports in order to get your circulation going. Additionally, your body becomes tired, which will extend your deep sleep phase.
  3. Take the time to sleep according to your sleeping needs. If necessary, go to bed earlier or take a nap in the afternoon.
  4. Your nap should not be too long – not more than 30 minutes. Otherwise you will fall in deep sleep, which will make it hard for you to wake up.
  5. In order to be awake after your nap, you should drink a cup of coffee or black tea before your nap. The caffeine will start kicking in after 30 minutes – just after you wake up from your nap.
  6. Falling asleep at night will be easier for you, if you do not eat anything two hours before and do not drink coffee or black tea.
  7. Right before going to bed, you should take a short walk or read a few pages in a good book, instead of watching TV.
  8. Your bedroom should exclusively be your bedroom. Take out your office (computer, printer) out of your bedroom and also remove your phone and TV.

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