One of the most painful things we can experience is insomnia or not having enough quality sleep. When we are deprived of sleep, we mainly think it will make us cranky and overly tired, the next day but there is more to it. Sleep deprivation can lead to heart disease, fluctuations in weight and even hallucinations. According to research, adults generally need an average of seven to nine hours of sleep, a night, for optimal functionality.
The problem with a lot of people and getting enough sleep is that they are too busy and they do not leave enough time, at the end of their day, for sleep. Others yet, will do things that will interfere with them getting enough sleep.
The following are mistakes you should avoid because they can rob you of a good night’s rest:
Don’t: Pop the Wrong Pills
A stuffy nose keeps sleep at bay, but so does pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in many OTC decongestants (it’s been known to cause insomnia).
Do: Breathe easy with a decongestant formulated specifically for nighttime use. These usually contain antihistamines, which have been known to make people drowsy.
Don’t: Finish the Emails Languishing in Your Drafts Folder