Let’s face it, we are facing a huge epidemic in our lifetime, and yes it has a lot to do with our lifestyle choices.  Eating too much and sleeping too little.

It’s true; our American diet has had far reaching implications.  Poor food choices, sedentary lifestyles and detrimental habits are wreaking havoc upon us every single day.  Even more alarming than our heavier and sleepier citizens; we’re producing men and women whose lives are not only shortened by less sleep, but their overall quality of health is also steadily declining.  How do we break this vicious cycle?

Let’s take a look below:

  • Weight loss: It goes without saying that a lot of our ills could be reduced and even eliminated by accomplishing just one single goal.  Losing weight by choosing healthier fare and adding workout routines will benefit not only your quality of health, but everything you do in your day.   If you get up an hour early and put in 45 minutes of exercise, even while you brush your teeth later, you will be burning more calories.  Why? Revving up that sluggish metabolism will make your body far more efficient.  And once you are maintaining a more targeted weight range, your body will respond with more energy, including—sleeping!  Shedding those extra pounds take the pressure off those airway passages, hence reducing your snoring as well as getting your body in a far-deeper stage of sleep.  Only in the very deepest stage does actual cell repair occur.
  • Sleeping devices: If after all your efforts to drop pounds, increase exercise and push the plate away you are still snoring, fret not.  There is still hope for those chronic snorers, too.  Some ways to help control your snoring might be chin straps and mouth pieces.  You can look at this site to read an array of articles and tips to keep the peace at night.
  • Surgery: Of course, surgery can be a bit alarming, especially to control snoring, but if you are at your last resort, it may be the only way to ensure a good night’s sleep, especially if you happen to suffer from sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea is different than snoring.  Snoring occurs when the airways are obstructed, usually by a flabby soft palate.  In sleep apnea, the body actually stops breathing, sometimes as many as thirty times a night!  Not only is it medically dangerous but with the constant interruptions, the body is not receiving the full amount of sleep required, leaving the sufferer even more exhausted.  Sleep apnea should always be confirmed and diagnosed by a medical doctor.

At the end of the day, sleep in critical to our overall good health and keeping our bodies regulated and maintained to work at our most efficient levels.  If we are shorting our sleep, the repercussions can range from chronic lethargy, irritation, memory loss and general malaise.  Not to mention that being sleep deprived puts you at a higher risk for getting into a car or job-related accident. If you find this article interesting you might want to find out more about narcolepsy symptoms and cataplexy definition.

Find out what you need to do get those elusive zzzz’s.  Don’t let another night’s sleep go by. We also wrote FeelGoodTime.net tips on how to get a good night sleep.