- Karen Ingalls
- My journey as a writer began as a child, but my first published book came as a result of my ovarian cancer diagnosis. The title is Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir which received three awards. All proceeds are donated to gynecologic cancer research. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club. Follow me on Twitter @KIngallsAuthor www.facebook.com/KarenIngalls, and you can find my books at www.amazon.com. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2018.
Friday, May 2, 2014
TO SLEEP OR NOT TO SLEEP
DO YOU SLEEP LIKE A BABY?
Feel rested when awaken?
OR ARE YOU AN INSOMNIAC?
Do you toss and turn?
Take sleeping pills?
Tired when awaken?
For most adults 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep is required for optimum health.
Healthy Sleep Tips:
* Avoid heavy meals, alcohol, or cigarettes before retirement.
* Keep the same sleep pattern even on weekends and holidays.
* Avoid bright lights or stimulating activity.
* Exercise daily.
* Do not take naps.
* Have your room cool (67-69 degrees).
* Have a comfortable mattress and pillow.
1. Feel better overall.
2. Improves memory.
3. Live longer; improves quality of life;
4. Decreases depression and accidents.
5. Reduces inflammatory processes.
6. Spurs creativity.
7. Sharpens attention, improves grades and athletic abilities.
8. Maintain a healthy weight.
9. Decreases stress.
"I have struggled with insomnia for about 15 years. It started during menopause and continues to be an issue for me. I am making some healthy life style changes as suggested in the above and am experiencing more restful nights of sleep. I know a good night's sleep contributes to my body's immune system to fight the cancer cells and chemotherapy side effects."
My thanks to the National Sleep Foundation for its information. www.nationalsleepfoundation.com