Sleep is a part of every person’s life. Yet, for many people sleep isn’t something that they look forward to at the end of a long day. For many people sleep is a terrible battle which they will lose every night. Sleeping disorders affect the lives of many Americans. Studies have shown that 40 million Americans have chronic sleep disorders, and 20-30 million Americans are affected by intermittent sleep disorders. It is estimated that sleep disorders cost Americans over 100 billion dollars in treatment, and lost productivity. Even people unaffected by sleep disorders are sleeping less. Studies show that people are sleeping an average of 6.7 hours a night on weekdays and 7.5 hrs on the weekends. Both of those numbers are below the recommended 8 hours a night, and both are significantly lower than they were just thirty year ago.
Getting a good night’s rest is very important. People who sleep the recommended eight hours a night have improved health and fitness. They increase their life expectancy, and they show a higher level of happiness than those who sleep below the recommended eight hours. There are many products that are designed to improve the quality of your night’s sleep. Yet, if you experience a prolonged sleeping disorder it is important to contact a medical professional. Many sleeping disorders are related to more serious and life threatening disorders.
For less extreme cases of sleeping problems there are many things that you can do to improve your night’s sleep. A simple way to improve how you sleep at night is to improve your diet. Taking a good multivitamin is an easy way to add needed minerals and nutrients to your diet that your body is lacking. A good multivitamin serves as a jack of all trades to your diet. Even the most well rounded and planned diet in the world will be lacking in certain areas. Your multivitamin will fill in the crack in your diet to provide your body with the nutrients that it requires to function correctly.
Multivitamins have also been tailored to your personal needs. Men and women’s bodies require different elements to function correctly. There are certain elements that both men and women find difficult to get enough of in their daily diets. Multivitamins that are created specifically for men and women will be much more effective than a general multivitamin. These gender specific multivitamins add the nutrients that have been historically missing from daily diets. These nutrients allow your body to become more relaxed and that relaxation will help your body to gain a more restful night’s sleep.
In addition for people who are early risers, before the sun rises in the morning, and are stuck indoors until the early afternoons, multivitamins give your body nutrients that it normally gets from the sun. A large amount of your bodies Vitamin D intake comes from sun light, and Vitamin D has been linked to helping your body to get more restful sleep.
A good multivitamin will also improve your overall health. It will boast your immune system and limit the number of minor diseases that your body contracts. Multivitamins will also pay for themselves in limiting the number of visits to the doctor’s office.
Never underestimate the value of a good night’s rest and the importance that sleep plays in your daily life. Improving your sleep will improve your overall life.
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