Healthy Living

What Do Your Sleep Habits Say About Your Physical and Mental Health?

Sleep can be more effective than painkillers.

Have you recently had surgery? Had a serious injury? Another situation where painkillers were prescribed to you? Well, you might want to consider simply getting a lot of sleep before deciding to take them.

Painkillers can be very addictive, and can possess harmful side effects. Building a reliance on the substances can result in terrible tragedies, as sometimes seen in the media. However, many believe that there is no alternative to taking these dangerous pills; after all, no one wants to be in that kind of pain regularly. Instead, relying on sleep can be useful. While painkillers temporarily numb the pain associated with an injury or problem, they normally are not actively healing. However, sleep can heal the issues as well as numb the pain. So next time, try staying in and resting for a while instead of operating as normal but binging on painkillers. It might be a difficult switch, but it will be worth it in the end.