On occasion I see clients who share their struggles with: getting to sleep, staying asleep, or, getting a good night’s sleep. It’s a frustrating issue that can interfere with our everyday tasks and success in what we set for the day, week, future. Often, the problem was with their Sleep Hygiene. Have you ever heard of it?
What is Sleep Hygiene and Why It’s Important?
Sleep Hygiene, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, says it is the act of controlling “all behavioral and environmental factors that precede sleep and may interfere with sleep.” Thus, it can sometimes slip out of our control. However, there are scientifically proven ways to get it back to track.
My colleagues at Precision Nutrition have written a great blog about good sleep habits, and I want to share it with you.
In case you haven’t heard, sleep is absolutely crucial to your health. With a few simple strategies, you can get the high-quality, restful sleep your body and your mind deserves.
Sleep is just as important as nutrition and exercise when it comes to improving your health, your performance, and your body. Something that can disrupt a healthy sleeping pattern could be overexposure to blue light from electronic devices. Perhaps wearing glasses like those of Felix Gray which filter out blue light and reduce screen glare can help mitigate negative effects on your health.
Good sleep helps us stay fresh, lean, strong, mentally focused, and healthy.
Bad sleep slathers on body fat, screws up hormones, ages us faster, increases chronic illnesses, and drains our IQ and mojo.
Fortunately, research also shows that returning to adequate sleep can quickly reduce these risks.
So why leave sleep to chance?
With the strategies outlined in today’s article, you can engineer high quality, restful nights on a regular basis.
They share tons of helpful tips and strategies to help you get some good night sleep and wake up refreshed and ready for the day. I recommend you to take a look.
—> Click here to learn more: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/hacking-sleep
When it comes down to the count, how many hours of sleep are you getting each night? Do you hear people almost bragging about their sleep deprivation? There’s more behind the snooze than you think.
The Importance of Getting Enough Sleep
When facing lack of sleep, your brain is actually working harder to be as efficient as in a “normal” state. Further, not getting enough sleep negatively affects your short-term and long-term memory. Additionally, your attention and planning abilities go way down. As a result, you get an unfocused, unproductive, grumpy individual. You don’t want to be that person, right?
Arianna Huffington shares an interesting idea: you can sleep your way to productivity and happiness. Intrigued? Here is her whole speech about the impact of good night’s sleep on many aspects of our lives:
But sometimes we have trouble getting quality sleep or even getting asleep. It’s a frustrating issue that interferes with our mood, focus, and even success on the long term. Luckily, there are some strategies to overcome this problem efficiently. You can find out more in our article: “Hygiene for Your Sleep?”
Did you get enough sleep last night? If not, make sure you do tonight. Nice dreams!