How Much Do You Sleep?

Sleep specialist Michael Stevenson, Ph.D. says that if you sleep half the time you are in bed, then your sleep efficiency is only 50%. The idea is to attain a rate of 90%.

If you go to bed at 10:00 pm with the idea of getting up at 6:00am, but you just can fall asleep until 2:00am,then Dr. Stevenson says don't go to bed until 2:00am. Rather than laying awake and sleepless for 4 hours, you will feel better if you don't go to bed till then. After 7 days of sleeping well for those 4 hours, go to bed 15 minutes earlier the following week. And after successfully achieving this, keep adding another 15 minutes each week,but cut back whenever you are having trouble again.

"You sneak up on it a bit at a time" Dr. Stevenson says. "Almost immediately, people begin to feel better. Ironically, you are using sleep restriction as a weapon against insomnia."

Here are some simple tips to help you keep a healthy lifestyle. They will help you boost your energy and feel balanced and healthier. It is important to know what you can do to improve your health: