We are now living in a society that basically requires us to be up and running 24/7.

And though many believe that working or being active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is needed to increase productivity or be better at work—health wise, that is not really the case.

Sleepiing_clockAccording to some studies, people who work too much will more likely have a problem with sleeping. Unfortunately, people who are lacking in sleep are prone to more health issues, which include (but are not limited to): greater risk for diabetes, heart problems, obesity, depression and many other related problems.

Recent statistics have also shown that approximately 30% of adults have complained of sleeping problems. Accordingly, this may be attributed to the fact that in this “24/7 society” we are now living in—stress, tension and many other related factors are causing people to be sleep-deprived.

It is noteworthy however, that despite such statistics, a lot of people seem to take sleep for granted. Often people don’t realize that sleep is just as important to their health as dieting or exercise.

Because people are underestimating this obvious need for sleep, many just opt to leave their sleeping issues untreated. Sadly, that will only make things worse.

Rest Your Mind and Body

Again, remember: People who are too tense or stressed from work will most likely have problems with sleeping. As it is, people should take the time to ease tension and stress, whether it may be through spa treatments, breathing exercises, massages or other similar methods.

Engaging in physical activities has also been found to be quite helpful in resolving sleeping problems. This is contrary to some notions that regular physical activities may lead to tension and issues with sleep. In fact, some experts believe that it’s when brain activities aren’t accompanied by physical activities that could lead to sleep disorders. After all, our bodies are required to sweat.

So, how do we relieve tension after a long day at work? Take a warm bath.  Do head stretching exercises, along with some simple arm stretching  techniques. As simple as these may sound, you’d be surprised at how  effective they can be at reducing stress and help you get some much needed  shut-eye.

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If you think you’re suffering from stress or sleeping problems, please seek a specialist before things get worse. Treating the problem during the initial stages is obviously a lot more effective.

Accordingly, you can also load up on foods and drinks that contain melatonin, such as oatmeal (oats are a good source of melatonin), cherry juice (cherries are said to be among the best food sources for melatonin), cheese and biscuits, and other related foods. You can also opt for bananas, as these contain magnesium and potassium—components that can also help lead to better sleep.

Now you might be thinking: What is melatonin—and why load up on foods that contain it? Well, this is actually a natural component that helps control your sleeping cycle. The more melatonin you have, the more chance that you’ll have a better sleep.

However, as a person grows older (or due to one’s lifestyle), melatonin levels in the body start to decrease. When this happens, sleeping problems start to ensue. This is where melatonin supplementation becomes necessary.

There are many supplements that contain melatonin, valerian root, magnesium and other necessary components that can help you achieve better and more relaxing sleep.

To ensure the utmost efficiency, however, you need to deal with the right manufacturer. Only get your supplements from companies or manufacturers who’ve been tried and tested for reliability. Also, make sure to check the supplement’s ingredients, to avoid untoward side effects later on.

Yes, we are now living in a 24/7 society. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t do anything about it. Just remember to always put your health in check and your lifestyle as healthy as possible—and everything will be fine.