Tuesday, December 26, 2017

How To Age Well


As the years pass, and we get older, we need to remain active to keep our bodies and mental system in shape. The older a person gets the less our bodies want to function, so keeping it in shape is very important for all of us, even for those who are younger.

Sleeping is very important to all of us as we are aging. Aging brings on a different sleep pattern and we need to learn how to control it so when it is time to sleep we sleep well. It is normal as we age that it becomes harder to get a good nights sleep and feel as rejuvenated as we once did when we wake up. Getting a good nights rest is just as important as our diet and activities.

Did you know that it is harder for woman to sleep more so than men in their aging years?  Women have the tendency to feel stressed out more when trying to juggle a personal life, work, and family.  When this occurs they sometimes become just too busy to get themselves into an exercising routine.

Not getting enough sleep at night, can reduce your alertness during the day because you are tired. Long periods of sleepless nights can cause your blood pressure to rise, which is not good for the heart.

There are many reasons why some people cant get a good nights sleep. Sometimes you might sleep but it is a light sleep and we need to have a deep restful REM sleep. Sometimes you may awaken during the night from pain perhaps caused from arthritis, or some other ailment, or experience heartburn, which can cause you to get less sleep, as well.

Snoring, feeling depressed, or having a stressful day at the job, are all reasons that may be followed by a night where you are deprived of sleep.

How you can reduce the problems that cause you to lose sleep:

Caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine can cause you to lose sleep. Try not to drink any of these liquids before going to bed, and or smoke if at all possible.  Smoking is not only harmful to your body but it can cause you to lose sleep.

Excessive noise in the house, such as the TV or radio in the bedroom, can cause you to lose sleep as well,  so don't try to go to bed watching TV or listening to the radio; this will only keep you awake longer.

By researching information at 1st N Weight Loss, you can find information on aging well, or how to enjoy exercises that will help to reduce muscles spasms and/or arthritic symptoms. You can also learn about ways to reduce eating unhealthy foods which may cause heartburn, or how to reduce your drinking of caffeine-based substances before bed, which can help improve your sleep as well.

Do you have a pet that sleeps with you?

Even though you think they are giving you comfort it could cause you to lose precious sleep, which you need to age well. You may not realize it but every time your pet moves, or even snores; you can hear this while sleeping. Maybe you might have to get your pet a bed and let him sleep on the floor next to you. If you have allergies, your pet may be the cause, which can make you loose sleep as well.

Napping is not good if you take one during the day for more than 25 minutes. I understand that maybe you are not getting enough sleep during the night and how this can cause you to become a little tired in the afternoon. However, when you lie down during the day for long periods of time, it may cause you not to be able to go to sleep at night, because you are not as tired.

Before you lie down to rest tonight, consider drinking a warm glass of milk. Studies have shown that warm milk helps a person to relax, which may lead to a peaceful night rest.

This article is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It is not to be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional medical advice or any doctors recommendation. Prior to beginning any weight loss program, individuals must consult a physician for proper diagnosis and/or treatment.