Statistics say that a woman out of three suffers from sleep deprivation. The speed of life and the many things requiring our attention make us not notice the effects of this problem until it is too late.

According to the scientists the short duration and the poor quality of sleep can favor different health problems like diabetes, depression, anxiety, heart problems, cancer, memory failure, weight gain and immunity decrease.

Sleep DeprivationAccording to the latest researches conducted by dr. Phyllis C. Zee from Chicago Northwester University, it is mandatory for a woman to sleep 6-8 hours/night of which the interval 11pm-2am is the most important.

Less than 6 hours of sleep are linked to a change in metabolism and generate heart problems.

Sleep deprivation is 90% caused by the lack of self discipline. We sacrifice sleep in favor of work or fun.

However once diagnosed with it, it is better to manage it so it will not cause us additional health problems.

If you have nights when you go to sleep late, try to set an hour when to go to bed and stick by it. Although it is difficult to stand by a sleeping program it is important to try. It may not work miracles but it shows results after a week.

Drink chamomile or lavender tea. A stressful day may interfere with your ability to fall asleep and a cup of herbal tea can calm your nerves. In the mean time, you should stay away from coffee and any caffeine related drinks after 4 pm.

Try and have an evening walk to relax the body and keep your thoughts in order so they will not haunt your night rest.

It is very important not to eat later than 3 hours before you go to sleep because the digestion won’t allow the body to rest and the sleep quality will be significantly diminished.

Be very careful if you plan to use sedatives. They not only induce a fake sleep which doesn’t necessary allow you to rest, but also make you addicted to them.

Keep your sleep in balance with the needs of your body and you will have a balance in life.