Friday, November 28, 2014
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found

If you are missing a pet in Floresville, be sure to check the Floresville holding facility. Animals are only kept for 3 days. Contact Las Lomas K-9 Rescue, 830-581-8041.

VideoFound: Small shaggy dog, male, very friendly, possible Lhasa mix. If he's yours or if you want him text, 210-867-8706.

VideoMissing from stockdale. Has two week old puppies that need her milk. Last seen wearing a faded red and white collar with Deason blue rabies collar. Please call 8303917411
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Dental assistant for busy La Vernia office, must have 3+ years experience in general dentistry and certified. Qualified applicants only, call 830-779-2727 or email edward_elizondo@att.net.
Be skeptical of ads that say you can make lots of money working from the comfort of your home. If this were true, wouldn’t we all be working at home?
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
Good News About Aging

Good News About Aging


Good News About Aging: Dreaming Of Uninterrupted Sleep?




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Disclaimer:
Mark Underwood is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.
June 27, 2012 | 1,981 views | 1 comment

By Mark Underwood

You’re not alone--nearly half of all Americans are plagued with occasional insomnia, and about 15 percent have chronic sleepless nights. Try these tips to improve the quality of sleep, and the quality of your life.

If you’re not sleeping well at night you may be at risk for health problems ahead. New research published in The Lancet, the world’s leading medical journal, says that if you have problems sleeping, you are at risk for health problems like diabetes heart failure, anxiety and depression.

You may not realize that if you have insomnia you are five times more likely to have anxiety and depression and at double the risk for congestive heart failure and diabetes. Simply put, if you’re having sleep problems at night, those sleepless nights can result in numerous health problems. Difficulty sleeping can lead to daytime problems too, like mood disorders, irritability and a constant feeling of exhaustion. As people grow older, many experience age-related changes such as decreased quality of sleep. Some people find they have difficulty sleeping, as each day is crowded with anxiety and stress.

Did you know sleep is crucial to brain health and memory? New research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has determined that sound quality sleep, can improve cognition (which includes decision decision-making skills, focus, concentration and memory).

Did you know that poor quality sleep can also affect your immune system? During sleep, the body produces important proteins called cytokines. These proteins are essential to the effectiveness of the immune system in fighting off infection and other adverse effects on the body. It’s also true that people who have chronic sleep problems have a weaker defense system against pathogens that cause illness like the common cold.

What can you do to improve your sleep? Plenty. You can tip the scales on the side of better sleep with these easy, no-nonsense, better sleep ideas.

Six Steps to Better Sleep

Upgrade your mattress. Your mattress may be triggering allergies that are playing havoc with your sleep. If your mattress is more than 7 years old, it may be time to replace it. Bed bugs hiding deep in mattresses are common sources of asthma and allergies. Cool down. Turn the thermostat down to the mid-60s when you go to bed. Studies have shown that a cool bedroom helps induce sleep.

Wear socks

Now that your bedroom is cooler, put on a pair of socks. The American Journal of Physiology suggests wearing socks to bed to achieve better sleep. Your feet are often colder than the rest of the body so wearing socks helps blood vessels in your feet stay dilated resulting in better sleep. Regulate your eating routine.

Don’t eat a big meal right before bedtime, and don’t skip dinner so you go to bed hungry. Scratch the screen time. Calm the brain before going to bed. Avoid reading, writing and checking email on your electronic devices before bedtime, and don’t watch TV right before you close your eyes. Exercise regularly. If you exercise regularly, at least four times a week, research has shown you may be able to add an hour or more to your usual nights sleep.
When you take these steps to improve your sleep, you’re moving in the right direction toward a healthier life.
 
« Previous Blog Entry (June 26, 2012)
 


Your Opinions and Comments

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
June 27, 2012 2:25pm
 
 
New Post.
 

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post comments:



Other Good News About Aging

Good News About Aging bio header
Chester WilsonTriple R DC ExpertsAllstate & McBride RealtyHeavenly Touch homeEast Central Driving SchoolVoncille Bielefeld homeBlue Moon Karaoke & DJ

  Copyright © 2007-2014 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.