3.24.2007

9 Don'ts When Sleeping

I found this circulating in emails with the subject 5 Don'ts When Sleeping and I have added some of my own:

1. Don't sleep wearing a watch.
Watches can emit a certain level of radioactivity. Though small, but if you wear your watch to bed for a long time, it might have adverse effects on your health.

2. Don't sleep wearing a bra
Scientists in America have discovered those that wear bras for more than 12 hours have a higher risk of getting breast cancer. So go to bed without it.

3. Don't sleep with the mobile phone near you
Putting the phone beside your bed or anywhere near you is not encouraged. Though some of us will use phones as alarm clocks, but please put the phone as far as possible. Scientists have proved that electrical items including mobile phone and television sets emit magnetic waves when used. These waves can cause disruptions to our nervous system. Therefore if you need to put your mobile phone near you, switch it off first.

4. Don't sleep with make up on
People who sleep with make up might have skin problems in the long run. Sleeping with make up will cause the skin to have difficulty in breathing and problem in perspiring. You will also need a much longer time to go into deep sleep.

5. Don't sleep when you just had a heavy meal.
Sleeping after eating a big meal could lead you to a disease called Gastroesophageal reflux , a common heartburn.

6. Don't drink too much water before sleeping.
The urge to urinate may interfere with your sleep.

7. If you're pregnant, don't sleep atop your stomach
But doctors say it is safe for the first 6 weeks.

8. Don't watch television before going to bed.
Research has shown that the light from the screen can disrupt your or body clock, and cause you difficulty in falling asleep.

9. Don't sleep with your shoes on.
It is best to release your feet from stress during sleep and also keep your bedsheets from getting dirt.


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