Have any of these thoughts ever enter your mind or sound familiar?
* “I can’t seem to concentrate.” Motrin.com says, “Lack of sleep can impair short-term memory, concentration and alertness.”
* “Am I catching something? I feel ill.” Stacking up stress and anxiety about having your perfect Big Day would, of course, affect your energy level, mood and weaken your immune system.
* “Look at those dark circles around my eyes.” Michael Breus, PhD of SleepBetter.org was on the Today Show. He mentioned that not enough sleep can not only increase your appetite and lower your metabolism (in other words, cause you to gain weight) but can be a cause to those dark circles around your eyes, bad skin and future bad hair days (not in those exact words).
Tips to Help You Sleep Better and Feel Better
* Seek Self Help Measure First Michael Breus, PhD, author of “Good Night – The sleep doctor’s 4-week program to better sleep and better health” has published his “17 Tips To Help You Sleep Better” where you can instantly start changing your habits for a better night’s sleep today. You’ll read tips like creating a schedule to sleep and wake at the same time every day and writing your “to-do list” or “worry list” before bedtime so your mind won’t be racing. The Mayo Clinic makes recommendations for you to “Hide the bedroom clocks. Set your alarm so that you know when to get up, but then hide all clocks in your bedroom. The less you know what time it is at night, the better you’ll sleep” and “Exercise and stay active. Get at least 20 to 30 minutes of vigorous exercise daily, preferably at least five to six hours before bedtime.”
* Talk to your Doctor Who might prescribe sleeping pills. MayoClinic.com recommends, “taking prescription sleeping pills, such as zolpidem (Ambien) and eszopiclone (Lunesta)” for a couple of weeks until there’s less stress in your life.”
Although your hair stylist and makeup artist will help you look your best on your wedding day, you want to feel your best, on The Big Day, too – don’t you?