“To sleep, perchance to dream…”
How did you sleep last night? The night before? Night before that? How many times did you get up during the night? Did you fall right back to sleep? Are you tossing/turning? If so, you’re one of the millions of adults who have trouble with one of life’s pleasures – SLEEP! But, it’s not simply a calming pleasure – a good night’s sleep is essential to wellness on so many levels.
When we wake up feeling more tired than when we went to bed, we become cousins to the famous dwarfs – instead of Happy – we’re more related to Grumpy, and Dopey, not to mention their closer relatives; Cranky, Blurry, Jumpy, and Anxiety. While we usually can’t pick our relatives, we can stay away from the toxic ones, such as those!
So how can we ditch the wicked relatives and become closer to the ones that will help us live calmer, healthier, longer lives? You will learn our tips through our 5 Day Sleep Challenge!
A good night’s sleep is the key to a great day! On a deeper level, sleep helps
- regulate hormones,
- improves mood and energy levels
- promotes immunological memory which helps our bodies recognize antigens, bacteria, and viruses, and stop them.
- increases our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions.
- helps prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes
- lowers stress, reduces inflammation
- slows the effects of aging
- boosts the efficiency, success, and productivity of our businesses
A Good Night's Sleep is the Key to a Great Day!
Sleep is just as important to our wellbeing as regular exercise and a healthy diet. Lack of sleep over time can result in
- increased bad cholesterol
- increased blood sugar levels
- weight gain, hypertension, and heart disease
- sleep deprived bodies produce less leptin, a hormone that helps regulate appetite;
- increases our cravings for sweets and salty carbohydrates
- weakened immune system
- increased risk of cancer and other illnesses
- irritability and aggression
- hallucinations and risks of accidents
- increased levels of anxiety
Read here to discover how you can improve your overall health and wellbeing; your mood and cognitive functions by retraining yourself to get that optimum full 7 hours night’s sleep! Tips on how to make the most of your zzzz’s will be on the way!
Eating more Plant Based Whole Foods can help as well.