If you’re feeling lousy - or just lacking energy - it's probably because you’re just not getting enough sleep.
Sleeping less than seven hours per day brings on more obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and frequent mental distress. Not good.
1 in 3 of us are sleep deprived. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that adults sleep at least 7 hours each night to promote optimal health and well-being.
Getting enough sleep on a regular basis will improve your mental state, increase alertness, boost your productivity, help regulate hormones, reduce stress, inflammation and improve memory, immunity and mood. And it’s so simple to enjoy the benefits of a restful night's sleep!
3 Easy Steps To a Restful Night's Sleep
No technology 1.5 hours before bed Blue light from our devices messes with your circadian rhythm by suppressing melatonin, the hormone that tells your brain it’s time to sleep. Blue light tricks your body into thinking it’s day time pushing back the natural time your body wishes to go to bed. Put it down. Pick up a book, call a friend or make a list. But do...put...that device...down.
No food 3 hours before bed If you are eating close to bedtime, you are activating digestive fire which directly conflicts with the bodies need for sleep. This causes things like indigestion, reflux which directly translates to a poor night's sleep. And you’ll get fat.
Read or Journal Allow this to be the time that you reflect and plan the following day. When you focus on “me”, you cultivate calm in your life. You will be more focused, grounded and efficient and all the things you do.