April 22, 2014
Health Tip: When Lifestyle Disrupts Sleep
Stress can keep you awake
(HealthDay News) -- Getting enough sleep is essential for good health, but there are lifestyle choices that can get in the way.
The American Psychological Association mentions these factors that can affect sleep:
- Stress at work, school, at home or with family.
- Exercising late in the day or engaging in mentally strenuous activities just before bed.
- Drinking caffeinated or alcoholic beverages in the evening or afternoon.
- Lack of a consistent bedtime and waking schedule.
- Being a shift worker or traveling.
- An uncomfortable (too hot or too cold, too bright, too noisy) room.
- Being woken by children or your partner.