Sleep

Sleep

Think of your body as a big machine working all day long. After a hard day, your “body machine” needs to recharge. Sleep is the recharge time. Unlike any machine, your body never turns completely off. The brain is still sending messages and screening out unimportant noises so you don’t wake up at every cricket. Your heart is still beating too. It’s things like these that work 24/7.

Sleep is important to recharge your body and it’s also important for your brain. No one is sure what the brain does when you’re asleep, but some scientists think that sleep is the time when the brain sorts through and stores information, solves problems, and replaces chemicals .

Here are some great tips to help you catch yourself

  • Try to go to bed at the same time each night.
  • No sodas with caffeine or hot chocolate after dinner. No pre bed TV. shows or movies.
  • Playing a sport after dinner helps, but if you play to close to bedtime it won’t.
  • Ahhh– a warm bath really helps to relax you if you can’t fall asleep or read.