Too Busy to Sleep? Bad Idea.

There are four things I know for sure are the basics of good health: 

  1. Take a daily multivitamin
  2. Exercise
  3. Drink sufficient amounts of water
  4. Get enough sleep

There are countless articles extolling the virtues of exercise and taking a daily multi vitamin. But recently, more research about  sufficient sleep as a cornerstone to good health are popping up.  An excellent article in the Chicago Tribune  this week by Bob Condor  says that sleep is the most underrated part of staying healthy and that adults need seven to eight hours every night for optimal health.  The article cites several sleep benefits including reduced risk of heart disease and optimal physical and intellectual output.

Condor also offers several tips for tackling sleep challenges.  In addition to those, here’s a technique that I find useful:  keep paper and pen by the side of the bed. Should you awaken during the night with a worry or a thought,  write it down so you can handle it the next day.

To read more:  www.chicagotribune.com/health/chi-tc-health-action-sleep-1202dec06,0,2291651.story  (Free registration required)

 Nighty-night!

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    Thanks for your note – I am tickled that you are enjoying it. Love to know more about what you find interesting. Best!
    Catherine

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