Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Are you getting enough?

clipped from news.bbc.co.uk

Ask someone how they are and their response, more often than not, is "fine but a bit tired". Not surprising when one in three of us have sleep problems, according to recent research.


The medical profession calls it tatt, short for "tired all the time". It's one of the most common complaints that doctors hear.

Sleep is so important because it allows the brain to recover from the rigours of the day. Not getting enough has been found to increase the risk of obesity, heart disease and depression.
But even if you cut back on the late nights, how to tackle the problem of falling asleep? Here are some tips:
dusting down old and familiar CDs
Just repeating "the" could be the solution. It's known as a blocking strategy
Popular in the 1980s, power naps have a fast and effective restorative power that is hard to beat
Napping at work isn't acceptable in the UK, but in Japan dozing
is allowed.
I loved the original headline, so had to borrow it.
I could have used this article years ago to try and get myself to sleep.
Better late than never...
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