It’s Wellness Wednesday! …Sleep!

It’s Wellness Wednesday! Let’s talk about SLEEP!

Sleep is essential.

No one can avoid it (unless you are a zombie) and if you want to live well, good sleep is a necessity.You may have heard that 8 hours is the ideal amount of time, but I’m sure you know from experience that exact number isn’t for everyone.  You may only need 6-7 hours of sleep and others may need 9.

Did you know that when you are sleep deprived, your body craves starchy junk food!? Or that lack of sleep can disrupt your hormones and metabolism!? Sleep deficiency increases your risk for obesity and affects how your body reacts to insulin. This is why any good trainer will tell you to make sure you sleep. Lack of sleep also affects healthy brain function and your overall emotional well-being.

Think of sleep as your body’s “repair time.”

While you are sleeping…{ZZzzzzzzz} your heart and blood vessels are healing and repairing themselves, among other things. Try turning off electronics at least 30 minutes before bed and make sure your room is dark and at a good temperature. If you have trouble sleeping, try reading a book or drinking some chamomile or Sleepytime tea before you head to sleepy town. ♥

How many hours of sleep did you get last night? Let me know in the comments.

Sleep well to wake up with a morning glow!

 

Selah.

 

Very Truly Yours,
-@soulance.gina

 

Last Weeks WW post: SB’s 1st ‘Wellness Wednesday’ Post!

Sources/ For additional info please visit:
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sdd/why
http://www.hhs.gov/blog/2014/12/29/why-sleep-important.html

 

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8 thoughts on “It’s Wellness Wednesday! …Sleep!

    1. YW 🙂 When your body is restless your brain tells you to eat carbs like sugar to stay awake. Also, if someone is trying to lose weight and they are not sleeping it will affect their progress.

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