Importance of Sleep

Sleep deprivation is a commonality these days and it is affecting our health, mood, weight and even libido! There are numerous studies that show the importance of adequate, uninterrupted sleep that we all need to live a healthy lifestyle. Lack of adequate sleep has been linked to the following health issues:

  • blood sugar imbalances
  • impaired cognition
  • reduced cell generation
  • increased depression
  • increased systemic inflammation
  • cardiovascular stress
  • shrinkage of brain
  • impaired detoxification pathways
  • impaired  memory
  • weakened immune system
  • weight gain
  • infertility
  • behavioral and focus issues

Making it a priority to get to bed an hour earlier each night is key to reaching your optimal health goals. Turn off all electronic devices, TV, and anything else that tends to stimulate you instead of relaxing your mind and body.

Here’s some tips to getting to bed an hour earlier each night until you reach your desired bedtime:

  • Be consistent with your nightly routine and bedtime
  • Turn off all electronics
  • Do not get on the telephone
  • Turn off the lights
  • Turn off the TV
  • Do not eat heavy meals at least two hours before bedtime
  • Do not drink sugary beverages or eat sugar laden snacks
  • Keep on the cooler side with the temperature in the room and bundle up with soft, comfortable clothing
  • Do not exercise right before bedtime
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Try some relaxing herbal teas
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Meditate or journal
  • Do some relaxing stretching or yoga poses

Your health is worth it because You are worth the investment of your time and energy.

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