logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Low Carb Site

BellaOnline's Low Carb Editor

g

Proper Sleep Lowers Blood Pressure


If you want to lower your blood pressure, getting a proper sleep each night is critical. Here are tips on getting that sleep.

MAKE IT DARK
Your eyes are tuned by nature to be awake in the light and asleep in the dark. Your eyes sense light even through closed eyelids. Get darkening shades, heavy curtains. Get an eye mask if you have to. Find some way of making it dark for your eyeballs.

MAKE IT QUIET
Noise interrupts the sleep cycle. If you have noise canceling headphones, these work wonderfully! If not, get a CD of ocean music or something similar. They work wonderfully! They help mask any sharp noises with their general "white noise", sort of like a vacuum cleaner or rainstorm does.

AVOID CAFFEINE
If you can avoid caffeine in your diet, it really makes a big improvement in your sleep patterns. Once you get through the withdrawal period, you'll find your general blood pressure level and sleep patterns are much more smooth.

BUILD A ROUTINE
Every night before you sleep, put together a routine. Brush your teeth. Have a glass of water. Whatever you can to do help train your body to relax, put that into your schedule.

KEEP PAPER BY THE BED
Often you're kept awake worrying about things. Jot them down on the paper and let yourself know "I'll handle it in the morning". That way you can reassure yourself that it won't be forgotten - but it isn't something for now.

It's also important to note that in addition to blood pressure, lack of sleep creates an imbalance in ghrelin and leptin hormone levels. These imbalances cause you to be overly hungry the next day. In some studies people ate up to 1000 more calories on the subsequent day solely because of those hormones. The lack of sleep can lead directly to obesity issues.

It is well worth it to take concerted steps to help you get a long, healthy period of sleep every evening. Even small steps can lead you to a good result, and help ensure that you get the 7-9 hours of sleep that are recommended for most people. If you find you are still stuck even after several weeks of trying, talk with your doctor. It is well worth it to get this resolved!

low carb ebooks
Lisa Shea's Library of Low Carb Books
Add Proper+Sleep+Lowers+Blood+Pressure to Twitter Add Proper+Sleep+Lowers+Blood+Pressure to Facebook Add Proper+Sleep+Lowers+Blood+Pressure to MySpace Add Proper+Sleep+Lowers+Blood+Pressure to Del.icio.us Digg Proper+Sleep+Lowers+Blood+Pressure Add Proper+Sleep+Lowers+Blood+Pressure to Yahoo My Web Add Proper+Sleep+Lowers+Blood+Pressure to Google Bookmarks Add Proper+Sleep+Lowers+Blood+Pressure to Stumbleupon Add Proper+Sleep+Lowers+Blood+Pressure to Reddit



 



Lack of Sleep Causes Weight Gain
helin - Sleep and Hunger Hormone
Low Carb and Sleeplessness
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map




For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Low Carb Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
chat
Live Chat
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Lisa Shea. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lisa Shea. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Lisa Shea for details.

g


g features
Daily Vitamin Routine

Tums Sugar-Free Orange Calcium Pills

NatureMade Adult Gummies Fish Oil

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor