Getting Enough Sleep Will Make The Holidays More Enjoyable For Everyone

During the holiday season, it is easy to get caught in the bustle of hanging up decorations, shopping, packing presents, cooking and hosting. Due to the limited time to all these activities, many people feel that they want to buy more time by less time in bed. To make this an enjoyable season, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) encourages people to not allow any hassle at a damper on a good sleep.

Alejandro D. Chediak, MD, AASM president, says that our sleep patterns can be affected in other ways during this time of year. For example, we stay up late visiting with the family and friends that we might not have seen in a long time. Many people travel
During the holidays, which disrupts their normal sleep schedule. Travel in an airplane over several time zones can be Jet Lag, which can in turn cause daytime sleepiness.

The Christmas period is known to a lot of stress on people. One of the best ways to prevent the stress of the holidays is always the best of you is to plan ahead, "says Dr. Chediak.

" To best enjoy the holiday season, and anticipate the budget needed additional time to make your holiday "to do", "says Dr. Chediak." Getting an early start and make a little every day to save time and stress. Delay your 'to do' list until the last minute possible, not only leads to sleep loss, but also contends with severe road and gr�er And aggressive crowds in the shops. "

Recent studies show that sleep loss may interfere with the functioning of the day, increase the risk of diabetes, contributes to obesity, strain relations and lead to depression. The simplest measure of protection can take is that always an adequate amount of nightly sleep, says Dr. Chediak.

Dr. Chediak offers these suggestions for a better sleep during the holiday season:

-Take They take the time to relax. Even if you have a lot to do, allow you to stop at a certain point in the evening. your brain time to wind before bedtime will help you better.

- Keep your sleep quality in the timetable. Maintain an regelm�ige bedtime and wake-up time. other regelm�ige rituals, like a warm bath, a snack or a few minutes to read can help.

Plan for the holidays. take time earlier in the day to wrap presents, decorating the house, plan your holiday menu and similar tasks. course, write the "appointment" in your daily planner.

- If you are sleepy while driving, pull off at a rest area and a short nap, preferably 15-20 minutes.

-Do not eat heavy meals before bedtime. This could lead to heartburn or discomfort, which prevents you from sleeping or severely disrupt your sleep.

-Love eggnog? Avoid too much alcoholic eggnog or coffee in the evening holiday parties. alcohol and caffeine inhibits can your normal sleep pattern.

Those who think that they may have a sleep disorder are asked to be with their primary care physician or a sleep specialist.

AASM is a professional membership organization dedicated to the promotion of sleep medicine and sleep disturbances connected with the research.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine