Sleep your way to better health
“I love sleep. My life tends to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?” – Ernest Hemingway
This quote we found was in an excellent book we recently just finished called, “The Ripple Effect” by Gred Wells, Ph. D
Way too many of us do not sleep nearly enough and even with good intentions, we do not abide by some rules allowing us to sleep more soundly. This will help with vast improvements in your health, body image, body weight, health and energy levels.
Many of us work indoor and are exposed to articfical lights and screens that alter our natural internal physiological rhythm of the sun. Here are some interesting facts:
– 20% of our population is chronically sleep deprived (essentially 1 out 5 people)
– 75% of sleep involves the body relaxing and repairing itself
– 25% of sleep involves active brain waves and energy is suplied ot the brain
Among some of the many tips that are listed in this book, the following 3 tips are great ideas for improving your quality of sleep:
1. Defend your last hour: Calm your system down 1 hour prior to sleeping and that includes no TV or screens as they do the exact opposite)
2. Keep your room cool at night when sleeping
3. Practise progressive relaxation, an “active” way of destressing your body before you sleep
Give these a try with consistency and in as short as 1 week you should feel a big difference.