Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night?
Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day?
Do not fear, because I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you!
The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing and I’m completely obsessed with it!
Sleep is this daily thing we do and yet researchers are just beginning to understand how it helps us and all of the factors that affect our ability to get the recommended amount each night.
I really need to stress this - Sleep is super DUPER important because it affects just about everything in your mind and body!
Studies have shown that people who get less sleep tend to be at higher risk for health issues; including diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. OMG, right?
Not to mention the side effects of slowing down your metabolism and contributing to weight gain, hormone imbalance, and inflammation. Ugh, stress fat is real!
And don't forget the impact lack of sleep can have on moods, memory and decision-making skills.
It may even negate the health benefits of your exercise program? (Gasp!)
OMG – What aspect of health does sleep not affect, right???
Knowing this, it's easy to see the three main purposes of sleep:
Do you know how much sleep adults need?
It's less than your growing kids need but you may be surprised that it's recommended that all adults get
7 - 9 hours each night. For real!
Try not to skimp!
(Don't worry, I have you covered with a bunch of actionable tips below.)
I'm Carmen Lisa!
My mission in life is to share my simple philosophy for better health and greater happiness.
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