Most adults need 7-9 hours sleep per night. But most people get less than that. Before electricity, Americans slept 10 hours per night. Over the next 50 years, that amount decreased slightly. But the National Sleep Foundation Polls showed that in 2005 the average sleep time was 7 hours, and down to 6.2 hours per night in 2012. What's up? One explanation is that we are not good at recognizing sleep deprivation. We think we are functioning well, when in reality, a sleep deprived person manifests poor memory, and diminished problem solving. Another obstacle to getting enough sleep is that some of us are not particularly good at it! Here are some tips: try to keep your sleeping schedule regular. Sleep in a cool room, but keep warm under the covers. Do not drink caffeine or alcohol close to bedtime. HAVE A REGULAR EXERCISE PROGRAM FOR YOURSELF! Clients at our Mission Valley Pilates studio are great sleepers! They say not only do the core workouts fatigue their muscles, but the flexibility work provides an element of relaxation at the same time. People with back problems tell us how much better they sleep without the pain and inflammation medication they used to take. With our customized Pilates Personal Training, we can design a workout just for you and your needs. Give us a call to discuss it. 858 735 8705
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