Thursday, October 9, 2008

Help stop insomnia by relaxing

When we stress about things it does not seem to leave our minds at least until the problem is resolved. The problem with this is that these problems and stresses we take to bed with us without even knowing it. Having even one restless night can even screw up the way we feel the next day.
According to, "When you continuously don't get the amount of sleep you need, you begin to pay for it in daytime drowsiness, trouble concentrating, irritability, increased risk of falls and accidents, and lower productivity."
The amount of sleep each person varies by age. (Report from
  • Infants- 16 hrs per day
  • Babies/toddlers 6 months to 3 years old - 10 and 14 hours per day
  • Children ages 3 to 6 years old- 10 and 14 hours per day
  • Children ages 6 to 9 years old- 10 hours per day
  • Children ages 9 to 12 years old- 9 hours per day
  • Teenagers- 9 hours per day
  • Adults- 7 to 8 hours per day
  • Older adults- 7 to 8 hours per day

Can relaxing help you sleep?, spoke of a study conducted from researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada. The researchers taught people relaxation techniques to help them sleep. Some of the techniques used were breathing and self-hypnosis. These people had a relaxation session with these techniques given to them once a week for four weeks. "The researchers concluded that relaxation therapy could help people sleep longer, but the quality of their sleep did not really improve. The benefit mainly came from getting to sleep more quickly." Research also suggest that if you are having problems sleeping to try these techniques. More information could be found on


mrbill15 said...

thanks for the info