Monday, April 21, 2008

catching up with some zzz's

i've haven't really had much decent sleep at night lately & i realized that i should change that. why? because Yahoo convinced me. & so i'm gonna try these things to help me get a good night's rest.

Unplug
Avoid having long conversations on your cell phone before bed: Researchers at Wayne State University in Detroit found that people who were exposed to the slight radiation that emanates from cell phones took longer to fall asleep and spent less time in the deep stages of slumber.

Make Your Bedroom a Haven
Draw the blinds and turn on a fan or a soothing CD of nature noises to block out distracting sounds. Swapping ordinary bedroom bulbs for yellow ones (GE makes a 25-watt version sold at drugstores) can help you feel more tranquil as you're getting ready to nod off. Consider treating yourself to a cozy new comforter or putting flowers on your nightstand so that being in your bedroom—and sleeping!—becomes something you look forward to.

Say Thanks
Once you're under the covers, take two minutes to reflect on the things you're grateful for. Studies show that practicing grateful thinking makes people more optimistic. And going to sleep with happy thoughts will help you sleep more soundly.

I think all of us should try this.
& did you know that lack of sleep can cause heart attacks & depression? & weight gain!!?!!?!

so right after this blog, im headed to my bed!
gooooodnight everybody(=