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 Are you sleeping well?

With our busy schedule and a never ending list of things to do, we tend to short change ourselves of sleep. But do you know that good sleep is essential for good health and can enhance daily performance, be it in study, work or leisure?

Learn more about common sleep-related issues and help you and your family get good night sleeps, all round! Practice good sleeping habits now with the Singapore Sleep Society as we present the Singapore Sleep Awareness Week 2012 from 16 – 25 March!

Tip #1: Have a regular schedule of going to bed and waking up, including the weekends. This helps to anchor your body clock and establish a consistent rhythm of sleep.

Tip #2: Go to bed only when you are feeling sleepy. If you are not asleep after 20 minutes, get out of the bed and engage in a relaxing activity outside the bed room and go back to bed when you feel sleepy again.

Tip #3: Avoid heavy meals within two hours of bed time and avoid fluids close to bedtime. Frequent trips to the toilet will interrupt your sleep and affect your sleep quality. In addition, it will also lead to puffy eyes if you have poor blood circulation.

Tip #4: Establish a relaxing pre-sleep routine while getting ready to go to bed. Read a book or listen to music. Also, create a conducive environment to sleep in with a comfortable bed and room temperature.

Tip #5: Avoid taking long daytime naps unless you are sleep deprived and are catching up on lost sleep. Afternoon naps, if taken, should not exceed 20 to 30 minutes.

Tip #6: Regular physical exercise helps to promoted deep sleep but vigorously activity should be avoided within four hours to bed time.

For more sleep tips, visit:

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 Posted: 09/03/2012 10:01 PM
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In Celebration of World Sleep Day on 16 March, closeo to 100 participants of Sleep An Hour More Movement took a nap at Raffles Place. Part of the Singapore Sleep Awareness Week |

Take a nap with us..ZZZzzzzZzzzz

See you at “Sleep An Hour More Movement” on Facebook!

 Posted: 16/03/2012 05:11 PM
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Snores can lead to serious health issues.
Find out more information on snoring and OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) on
 Posted: 21/03/2012 05:10 PM
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