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Not only does lacking sleep pose a risk to your health, but it could also put you and others at risk for tragic accidents on the roads and highways. Follow these tips from the National Sleep Foundation and the American Automobile Association for some safe sleeping advice:
- Don't drink and drive, especially when you haven't had enough shut-eye. Lack of sleep can make one drink feel like four or five.
- Keep your regular sleep schedule, going to bed and waking up at the same time every day of the week.
- Limit eating and drinking before bedtime. A small snack is okay but caffeine, nicotine and alcohol are not.
- Continue to exercise regularly.
- If you're traveling, get a good night's sleep before your trip. This means at least 8 hours for adults and 8.5 to 9.25 hours for teens.
- Don't drive early in the morning or late at night, times when you're normally asleep.
- Schedule regular stops, every 100 miles or two hours.
- Avoid alcohol and medications (such as antihistamines) that may impair performance or make your drowsy.
- Make sure you have a companion to help keep you awake.
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Sleep is an essential component of staying healthy and living longer. If you are currently having problems sleeping, one of the best things you can do is make sure you are getting enough cardiovascular exercise. Not only will exercise normalize your insulin levels and increase your lifespan, but it is also one of the best things you can do to sleep well.
I suspect that my regular exercise routine is one of the main reasons why I almost never have any problems with sleep (aside from making sure I get enough).
There are, however, many reasons why people suffer from insomnia. If you are already exercising and are still having problems sleeping, please be sure and review my article that covers many sleep guidelines that may help you get a good night’s rest.