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Tips to Help Put an End to Your Sleepless Nights

Not catching your nightly z’s can effect everything from job performance to your mood.

In fact, more than 60-million individuals toss and turn with insomnia but now, a local doctor with some pillow talk that could help put an end to your sleepless nights.

Night after night – are you pleading to meet mister Sandman?

Those people who sleep less than 6 hours per night typically have a higher incidence of various kinds of long-term medical disorders.

The lack of shut-eye can lead to hypertension, high blood pressure — high cholesterol, diabetes … and according to local doctors – hitting snooze on a sound-siesta can even make you pack on the pounds plus nod out on a healthy sex life.

The principles of good sleep hygiene many of these things our mother’s taught us when we were kids.

Set a clock for a regular bed time … keep your room dark, quiet, plus a little on the cool side.

And while women are twice more likely to slack on their slumber …. Both genders are turning to prescription drugs.

After using them for an extended period of time you can develop a physical dependence on them.

Another way to stop counting sheep – experts suggest getting out from under the covers … do something relaxing like read a book or take a bath.

Also – try keeping clocks out of sight for a good night’s sleep.

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