How to dress to get a good night’s sleep: tips from experts
You can expect to sleep better and feel better with a proper night’s rest and plenty of sleep, according to a new report.
“We know that there’s a correlation between increased sleep and a healthier body and mood,” said Dr. James Tait, a sleep researcher at the University of Oxford.
“But it’s not necessarily that you need more sleep, and it’s just a matter of finding a balance of sleep and eating.”
The findings, published this week in the British Journal of Psychiatry, are based on a study of more than 2,200 adults, ages 20 to 75, who completed a questionnaire to gauge their sleep habits.
They also took part in an online survey, which gave them detailed information about their sleep and physical activity.
The results of the survey revealed that nearly half of those surveyed, or 43% of them, slept better at night than at the start of the study, and a higher percentage of men reported being more active at night.
“Men tend to be less active than women at night, but the relationship is not absolute,” said Tait.
“It’s not a one-size-fits-all.”
Dr. Mark Pletcher, a psychiatrist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, said the findings “could indicate that there is a link between increased activity and reduced sleep.”
Tait said that when he started the study he was a bit skeptical of the results, but was pleasantly surprised by their findings.
“There was a significant increase in sleep in the men who had slept more than eight hours, and the effect was stronger in men who were in better health and in people who were older,” he said.
Tait and his team found that more than half of the participants in the study were in good health.
They reported an average of five hours of sleep a night and more than 70 hours of exercise a week.
Dr. Tait said the more sleep a person gets, the better their sleep quality will be.
The findings are important to consider for anyone who’s considering getting a better night’s wakeful sleep, he said, because it’s very important to be alert and alert during the day.
“The fact that it’s beneficial for the body to be getting more sleep is quite remarkable,” said Pletcher.
“And if you don’t get enough sleep you’re not going to be able to regulate your body temperature, which means you’re going to become more susceptible to stress.
It’s quite important that people have a balanced night’s experience.”
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