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  1. Tips to Relax in Honor of National Relaxation Day

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    These days life is so hectic, sometimes we need a reminder to just relax, be in the moment, and enjoy life. Chronic stress can lead to physical health issues such as depression, hair loss and ulcers. Relaxation is vital to our health. We all know this, but at times we need to be reminded to slow down.

    Today, August 15th 2012, is National Relaxation Day and it’s the perfect excuse to indulge in a mid-week break. You may think that you can’t afford to take a break today because you have too much work. Relaxing will actually help you think clearer, be more productive, and increase your creativity. Taking a break to relax will help you get more done! Think about it, how productive are you when you are tired and burned out?

  2. Healthy Sleep Tips – National Sleep Foundation

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    Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine such as soaking in a hot bath or hot tub and then reading a book or listening to soothing music.

    A relaxing, routine activity right before bedtime conducted away from bright lights helps separate your sleep time from activities that can cause excitement, stress or anxiety which can make it more difficult to fall asleep, get sound and deep sleep or remain asleep. Avoid arousing activities before bedtime like working, paying bills, engaging in competitive games or family problem solving.

    Some studies suggest that soaking in hot water (such as a hot tub or bath) before retiring to bed can ease the transition into deeper sleep, but it should be done early enough that you are no longer sweating or over-heated.

    If you are unable to avoid tension and stress, it may be helpful to learn relaxation therapy from a trained professional.

    Finally, avoid exposure to bright before bedtime because it signals the neurons that help control the sleep-wake cycle that it is time to awaken, not to sleep.

    2009. National Sleep Foundation