Sleep can make or break your health and well being.
Have you ever had a bad nights sleep and then crave carbs and sugar the whole next day to try to make yourself feel better??
Welp. It's not just you. It's scientifically proven.
Adequate sleep (eight hours of good sleep) leads to:
- clear thoughts, brain clarity
- mood boost
- metabolism boost
- muscle recovery
- higher energy levels
Sleep deprivation leads to:
- brain fog
- high blood pressure
- weight gain
- carb cravings
- heart disease
So it's a BIG DEAL!
Sleep has everything to do with your health.
Many benefits of getting enough sleep—clearer thinking, more consistent metabolism—are well established and widely understood. But the effects of sleep deprivation are less understood and something to be considered.
So let's dig into sleep deprivation.
So hopefully at this point you're sold on the fact that you need 8 hours or more of sleep a night.
Here are a few more tips to help you get improve your sleep!
Regularity is key — experts suggest that you should try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day of the week and weekend. Set an alarm or a reminder.
Cut down on your screen time - If you have a hard time falling asleep, try reading 15 minutes before bed.
Finish coffee or caffeine before 2pm—but especially four hours before bedtime! I know I can't have caffeine after 2:00 pm or I'll have insomnia.
Begin breathing exercises — Download an app that will guide you through simple breathing exercises designed to lower your heart rate, calm your mind, and prepare your body for rest.