Do you think sleep is the most effective way to relax?

China
May 20, 2010 12:14am CST
Recently,I find that I am still tired after all night's sleep.I am wondering if sleep is the most effective way to relax oneself.Maybe some other activities are more helpful to people who feel tired and want to regain energy. So what's your opinion?
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@seldon (32)
• Hungary
29 Jun 10
Hi! I think sleeping is the best method to relax. That does not mean oversleeping. 6-8 hours should be enough, but an undisrupted sleep is important. The brain "runs" 1,5-hour programs while you sleep. 4-6 programs should run during the night for a good relaxation. My experience is that oversleeping makes more tired and also takes too much of the day. A day you spend with useful activities makes you happier. It is also important when you sleep. I've heard in my childhood that you should sleep at least an hour before midnight. Unfortunately I cannot do it many times, but I do feel much better the day after. Now I learned that the best sleep is between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. So when people had no TV they could sleep much better :-)
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• China
26 Aug 10
Wow,you really know a lot about sleep and your advice is quite useful for me.I am frequently tired after the sleep which bothers me a lot.Thank you.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
3 Jun 10
As a doctor once told me, sleeping and resting are two different things. If you go to sleep with a lot on your mind, upset, angry or stressed, chances are, your mind is not resting and relaxing as it needs to. In your case, you say that this is fairly recent. Are you going through something in your daily life that effects how well you sleep? Are you eating right and drinking enough water? I know it sounds silly, but your diet can effect the way you sleep, thus the way your body relaxes and rejuvinates. For me, I do not sleep well unless I read before I go to sleep. The few minutes that I read, I am relaxing my mind and body and getting my mind off of all of my daily things. If I am reading, I am not thinking about what I did that day or what I didn't do, or what I need to do the next day. I am not thinking about anything except the book in my hand. Nine time out of ten, I end up falling asleep with my book in my hand! I think that if you can find a way to relax your mind, your bosdy will follow suit as you sleep and you will wake up feeling more rested.
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• China
5 Jun 10
Your advice is really helpful to me.Thanks.
@monkeylong (3146)
• Guangzhou, China
21 May 10
As far as I am concerned, I thinkI do not think that sleep can be the most effective way to relax in our life. For me, I think there are a varity of ways to relax and enjoy our life so much.I think you can watch some Tv or sing a song to relax . They all work so well in my life. For sleep, I usually regard it as a waste of time.
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• China
23 May 10
Recently,I find that going out for a walk and have some fresh air is a good way to relax from heavy work.
@dropofrain (1168)
• India
20 May 10
sound sleep - have a sleep and have a relaxing time
Yes, sleep is the most effective way to relax. When I am tired, I always prefer to sleep but I never prefer a long sleep. And for good sleep it is necessary to have some worked out, some extra activities which led to a sleep i.e. sound sleep. Yes it also helps us in regaining energy, as energy is regain we feel fresh and our day become good.
• China
3 Jun 10
I really appreciate your advice.Thank you.
@Avinigav (238)
• Indonesia
20 May 10
Hi, sunshine.. What do you feel mostly? Your body feels tired or your mind and soul? :) If that comes from your body, I think, you need supplement, vitamins, healthy meals and sleep. But if that comes from your mind and soul, I think, you need recreation, happy activities, enjoyable situation, go to some quite and beauty places.. Hehehee.. So sleep is not the most effective way to relax. you know better your body. I just give my opinions.. Hope you will feel relax soon, sunshine :)
• China
20 May 10
Thank you,Avinigav.I feel tired mainly because there are so many work to do and there are much pressure on me.I want to perform well at university and I want to live up to my parents' expectation.I think it's necessary to find an effective way to relax and restore my passion for life.
@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
29 Jun 10
Hi, If you are extremely tired, sometimes you find it difficult to sleep and get normal sleep.But sleep is the best and the most effective way of relaxing your system.I dont think that any other activity can take the place of sleep. because sleep is complete relaxation of every part of your body and it is also part of a rejuvenating process for our system..all the best and have a great day
• India
29 Jun 10
I think sleep is one of the most effective way to relax. One can do the things he/she likes to relax too because it diverts our minds. One can take cool bath or dip his feet in the tub of chilled water. One can just close his/her eyes and take mental rest.
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@zengy57 (59)
• Philippines
5 Jun 10
yap for me its the best. when i'm tired from an stressful day or have not sleep for 24 hours the best way to sleep is in your own bed newly changed dressed take a warm bath and sleep without light. i always sleep with light off it rest my mind and body. so i woke with nice feeling.try it...
@bonus150 (62)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
Sleeping is the best way to relax and it doesn't cause you money. Although there are other ways to relax such as meditating. I find meditating relaxing especially during times that I'm really tired but can't sleep. Massage is also a good way to relax but it will cause you to spend money except if you know someone who can give you a massage for free.
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• Philippines
3 Jun 10
yes, i definitely agree that sleeping is an effective way to relax...when i am not feeling well and sick at all, i do sleep..after i have taken my sleep i feel relieve and feel like i am totally well...
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@elvieb02 (696)
• Philippines
21 May 10
yes! definitely yes! sleep is my favorite thing to do, followed by eating hehehe (i'm lazy eh?) well, they say that if you are stressed, then you sleep it away, then when you wake up, you will be refreshed.
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@xeroeight (1061)
• Philippines
21 May 10
for me a good way to relax is listen to your favorite music or music that make you feel calm and peace, and also clearing my mind, having a pick nick in a park that way I feel relax , it doesn't mean if you want to relax is just sleep or sit back on a chair drink your favorite juice and watch t.v, no relaxing is a way for our body to feel at ease
@maxyl12 (239)
• Philippines
21 May 10
Of course. Its the best way. We're just lying in the bed. And do nothing but sleep. Our mind as well our entire system of the body is rest while we asleep. Its also the time that our systems recovers from our daily stress.
@umabharti (3976)
• India
20 May 10
hi,unsufficient sleep will cause many health problems.Sleep is very essential .It gives relaxation.Sleep timings should and must be followed for good health.The place for the sleep should be as perfect as it could.To relax sometimes we switch on to listening music also however sleep makes our system to have some rest and regain energy .
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@rajaiv0810 (1013)
• Philippines
20 May 10
Oversleeping could make you feel tired and feel even more sleepy. The best way is to sleep 6-8 hours only not more than that. In my case, I only need 5-6 hours of sleep or else I would feel nostalgic. Then you need to have an exercise. Exercising regularly could help me feel energetic and awake. However, not too much again which would make you feel very tired. If I can't go jogging I just dance at home even for 20 minutes only. Try it and I'm sure you'll feel more energetic.
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@kooltiger (855)
• Pakistan
20 May 10
yes it is the most effective way to relax.. because when you wake up it is like shutting down your pc for a nite and turning it on next day.. same with our mind.. the processor heat up and slows down.. and then we have to shut it down.. to refresh it..
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• Indonesia
20 May 10
Sometimes i feel more tired after sleep than before. I think it caused by too much sleep. Don't you know that when we sleep we convert the energy to grow up, to regenerate our cell and other. Too much sleep also not good for us, better enough sleep than too much sleep. You can do some body massage to make you feel relax or you can burn some therapy candle or drink green tea that can make you feel more fresh with many antioxidants.
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@skysuccess (8881)
• Singapore
20 May 10
sunshineyunlong, Sleep is indeed the most effective way to let the body receive complete rest as it is at its most relaxing stage. Coming from where you said that you are still tired after a night's slumber, and if this has been happening lately and frequently, then you may want to pay your doctor a visit to check for some medical conditions like diabetes. You may disclose what is happening in detail so that the doctor can conduct the relevant test to diagnose you. I suggest that you do not hesitate or delay as early detection could bring about complete recovery faster. So, take care and have a nice day. P.S. You may also check your symptoms on this link to see if there is any out of the ordinary conditions befalling on you. Symptoms and Signs: http://www.medicinenet.com/symptoms_and_signs/article.htm
20 May 10
I think sleep is the best way to regain you stamina. activities needs energy so you'll never regain any stamina. And about you I don't know how could you say that you're still tired after all night's sleep?. When I felt tired when I did a homework, I will slept for about 1 - 2 hours and then I continued my homework. That's my opinion...
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@rsa101 (16069)
• Quezon City, Philippines
20 May 10
Most of the time, sleeping does help a lot in energizing us once and for all. But I think what makes us really regain it is if you sleep with a clear mind and comfortable with your sleeping. In my case I could not sleep well because the weather at this point in time is just too hot and sleeping is not that comfortable so I feel deprived right now that when I wake up in the morning I would not feel okay at all. There are times that when I have this problem sleeping is disturb that is why when you wake up in the morning I would feel less energetic the next morning.
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