During my school days my teacher would always catch one of my classmates sleeping during lecture. I kid you not, and I know you have fond memories that are alike. Sleep is important, it recharges the body with needed “idle” time. Muscles flex and contract the whole day and they just need to be put into “neutral” position. When the body says you need a shut-eye, it is hard to resist. To avoid embarrassment of being caught sleeping at inappropriate times follow these suggestions:
– set a schedule
– avoid caffeine, nicotine & alcohol
– relax before bedtime
– sleep until sunlight
– don’t lie in bed awake
– control your room temperature
– see a doctor if your sleeping problems continue
If you have trouble falling asleep night after night, or if you always feel tired the next day, then you may have a sleep disorder and should see a physician.
This disorder will surely affect your health and the quality of your life.
Your primary care physician may be able to help you; if not, you can probably find a sleep specialist at a major hospital near you. Most sleep disorders can be treated effectively, so you can finally get that good night’s sleep you need.
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