5 Reasons You Are Getting Sick Way More Often Than You Should

2- Lack Of Sleep

According to WebMD, not getting enough sleep can contribute to:

  • Lack of judgement
  • Premature aging
  • Depression
  • Forgetfulness
  • Weight gain
  • Mental decline
  • Illness, disease and serious health problems

Sometimes, your lifestyle choices, your kids, your job, school, work, etc. keep you from getting the sleep that your body desperately needs.

A study published in the Journal of Sleep Research found that adolescents who got less sleep at night were more likely to suffer from common colds, the flu and gastroenteritis.

The Solution: Do your research on natural remedies to help you get better sleep. Meditation, breathing techniques, banana tea, getting enough potassium and magnesium, creating a calming and consistent night routine, epsom salt baths, a better bed, etc. may all help you to get the sleep that you need. Keep trying new things and don’t give up!

Have a new baby? A toddler crawling into bed with you? If you simply cannot get the hours you need at night, take on less during the day so that you have time to nap and catch up on the sleep you need. Find people to babysit swap with you, ask family or neighbors to help (it takes a village, right?), say no to projects outside of the home.