Allergies

Sleep Deficiency Linked With Allergies

How precious is sleep to you? Well, you realize that sleep is one of the basic ingredients of good health and fitness. Of late, researchers claim that sleep shortage can contribute not just to ailments like diabetes or obesity but could also speed the risks of developing allergies and/or infections in the future.

If you notice yourself skipping the traffic signals on your way to office or dozing of in front of power point slides as your boss watches on, then you are suffering from a serious problem of sleep debt. Of course, you are alone in this pool of debt and discomfort, because as many as one in every five Americans are reported to get sleeplessness nights almost everyday.

Normally, an adult is required to get at least 6-8 hours of sleep depending upon one individual needs. However, experts claim that stress and unhealthy lifestyles are making 6 hours of sleep also difficult for people today.

Tips to Keep the Eye Shut for Long

Listed below are some tips that can fetch you a good night sleep to avoid allergies in the future:

  • Avoid napping too often during the day as you would feel less sleepy at night
  • Stick to a particular schedule for going to bed and waking up in the morning and try abiding by them even during weekends and/or holidays.
  • Do not try to force yourself to sleep. Browse magazines or listen to soft music till you actually feel like going to sleep.
  • Ensure that you bedroom only encourages comfortable sleep and not noise or incorrect lighting, reading etc.
  • Exercise can fetch you good sleep at night. Ensure that you stick to an exercise regime either during the early hours of the morning or six hours prior to sleeping time.
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks, alcohol and tobacco during the last six hours before going to bed.
  • Do not eat huge meals before going to bed and also remember never to go to sleep hungry.

Improved sleep can thereby not help in keeping off the weigh permanently but can also ward off chronic illnesses like diabetes, obesity and several heart diseases. Dr Ronald Kramer claims that most people focus on diet and exercise for preventing diseases and forget sleep for that matter.

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