Monday, September 21, 2015
A Health Topic You Can Sleep On
Are you sleeping like a baby? If not, why not? I visited my doctor last week for a physical and he asked me if I had any concerns. "I'm getting up about every two hours in the middle of the night to pee," I reported. He gave me the option to try a prescription that relaxes the muscles in the prostrate and the bladder. Last night I managed to sleep for five hours before waking up to pee and it was the only interruption of the night. I woke up refreshed and ready to conquer the day. My goal is to sleep a full eight hours per night without any wake-up calls from Mr. Bladder.
I used to think it was okay to skip out on sleep in order to crank out a term paper or burn the midnight oil to study for an exam. The older I get, the more I realize my body is slower to recover when I cheat on my sleep. How about you? What is your optimum level of sleep? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. I appreciate you giving me something to sleep on. Have a great day.