Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep can cause daytime tiredness, sleepiness and difficulty paying attention at work. Insomnia affects people of all ages. Possible causes of insomnia are: • Persistent stress • Relationship problems • Caffeine and other stimulants • Alcohol consumption • Shift work or keeping variable hours • Inactivity • Environmental factors like noise and daylight • Depression or anxiety • Medical problems like sleep apnea or Restless legs syndrome
To help you get a good night sleep: Try to keep a regular bedtime schedule, use your bedroom mainly for sleeping, exercise regularly – but not too close to bedtime, avoid caffeine at least six hours before going to bed, avoid large meals close to bedtime, and limit napping to an hour or less.
Here's a tip on this Tuesday to keep you on your Spark plan:
Fill up and enjoy seasonal produce! Visit your local farmer's market or enjoy the crops from your garden. Add produce to everythng you eat, including topping pizza with veggies, adding more vegetables to soups or scrambling eggs with veggies. This enables you to fill up on high-fiber, low-calorie foods rather than unhealthy options!