Get Some Sleep!

      You know what a difference it makes when you’re well-rested. How much sleep you get can make or break your day and also your health. However, sometimes no matter how early you hit the hay, getting a restful sleep can be tough, especially as you age. There have been times when healthy sleep eluded me, but luckily I’ve learned a few things about how to get a healthy sleep naturally, and now I’m happy to say that it is rare that I don’t catch a solid night of peaceful sleep.

      About 70 million Americans experience sleep problems ranging from chronic sleep disorders to sporadic sleep troubles. Studies show that just one night of insufficient sleep can affect memory, productivity, and even the ability y to carry on a regular conversation. As a writer, researcher, and humanitarian, with several radio interviews a week, I can’t afford to not be at my mental peak, and chances are you can’t either. Long-term sleep deprivation can have serious effects such as higher risk for high blood pressure, depression, heart attack, decreased immunity, obesity, and diabetes. As you can see, getting enough sleep should be as much a part of your health regimen as eating well and exercising are!

Tina Turbin

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13 Responses to Get Some Sleep!

  1. Meredith says:

    Good advice thanks!

  2. Fran says:

    Very useful advice, glad to take it!;)

  3. Yvonne says:

    This is a much-needed tip for me to follow!

  4. Denise says:

    Oh, boy! I could really use this advice! I feel like I’m sleepwalking most of the time…

  5. Alexis says:

    This really makes sense. Does anyone have any tips on getting better sleep?

  6. Loretta says:

    Thanks, taking a calcium-magnesium supplement helps me get to sleep at night plus avoiding caffeine after 4 pm. There’s nothing like getting a great night of sleep!

  7. Georgette says:

    This is a must-needed tip for moms to follow! I didn’t realize you did radio shows–I’ll be tuning in now for sure!

  8. Megan says:

    Oprah had a great show on sleep once. I remember a specialist saying not to do anything in your bedroom other than sleep (no work, no TV, no reading). I tried this, and it was MUCH easier to fall asleep. Kind of an interesting tip there.

  9. Lisa says:

    Oh boy you are spot-on with this!

  10. Felicia H. says:

    After my kids got older, I couldn’t wait to get some sleep, but then I found that sleeping through the night was so tough! It probably does take its toll on me in ways I don’t even realize. I look forward to more sleep tips from you!

  11. Geri Oakley says:

    I’m not surprised that so many people have sleep problems in this country, with all the health, diet, and other problems that we have!

  12. Francoise says:

    And KIDS really need their sleep, too, especially teens! The day is much longer and harder when you’re not well-rested.

  13. genet says:

    I had no idea you did radio interviews??? I’ll be tuning in for sure! I hope you talk more about sleep. This is something I could sure use some advice about!

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