Are You Sleepy ALL the Time? Don't Panic! | Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

February 19, 2015 11:42 PM

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Are You Sleepy ALL the Time? Don't Panic! | Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

A good night's sleep is one of the most effective tools known to enhance mental and physical stamina. A chronic lack of sleep can be linked to certain symptoms, including poor concentration, dizziness, headaches, weight gain, depression and general fatigue throughout the day. With maturity comes change, including the amount of time we are able to devote to regular sleep cycles. Sleep deprivation may seem like a minor inconvenience, but it's much more than a nuisance! In fact, research tells us that those with ongoing insomnia may be at a higher risk for developing serious chronic illnesses, such as Diabetes and Alzheimer's.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, people 50 and over require between 7 to 9 hours of restful sleep each night to maintain good health and mental focus. The foundation points to specifics that can enhance the sleep mood. To begin with, avoid alcohol, cigarettes and tobacco products since t...

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