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17 Science-Backed Sleeping Hacks to Boost Health and Aid in Weight Loss - Infographic from Pillow Pancake

17 Science-Backed Sleeping Hacks to Boost Health and Aid in Weight Loss - Infographic from Pillow Pancake


17 Science-Backed Sleeping Hacks to Boost Health and Aid in Weight Loss - Infographic from Pillow Pancake


17 Science-Backed Sleeping Hacks to Boost Health and Aid in Weight Loss - Infographic from Pillow Pancake


According to an article published on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website:


\"Persons experiencing sleep insufficiency are also more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, as well as from cancer, increased mortality, and reduced quality of life and productivity.\"


(Insufficient Sleep is a Public Health Problem, CDC)


Also according to another article found on the CDC website:


\"Laboratory research has found that short sleep duration results in metabolic changes that may be linked to obesity. Epidemiologic studies conducted in the community have also revealed an association between short sleep duration and excess body weight.\" (Sleep and Chronic Disease, CDC)


The link between restorative sleep and excess body weight, belly fat, obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and a host of other chronic diseases and medical conditions is indisputable.


Yet, it is estimated that in the United States, 10-20% individuals suffer from insomnia, only about 35% sleep 8 hours or more per night during the workweek, and about 56% have one or more symptoms of insomnia a several nights or more during a week.


If you are one of these individuals who finds it difficult to fall asleep and/or stay asleep, you might find the science-backed sleeping hacks illustrated and explained in this Infographic helpful:


1. Set a \"go to bed\" alarm


2. No alcohol before bed


3. Nap proactively


4. Wear warm socks to fall asleep faster


5. Keep your bedroom cool


6. Avoid big meals late at night


7. Keep your bedroom quiet


8. Use a little white noise


9. Don't skimp on your mattress


10. Practice deep breathing


11. Power down well before bedtime


12. Use lavender


13. Take a hot bath


14. Ask your doctor about sleep Apnea


15. Don't hit the snooze button


16. Keep the bedroom very dark or try a sleeping mask


17. Think about the today and tomorrow before going to bed


Infographic source and for more information about restorative sleep, visit 17 Science-Based Hacks to Sleep Better & Boost Your Health - PillowPancake.com


Related:


How Sleep Aids in Natural Weight Loss


Lose Weight with a Modern Bed of Nails


Original article and pictures take http://www.skinnydivadiet.com/2015/10/17-science-backed-sleeping-hacks-to.html site

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