Thursday, July 29, 2010

◆Be.◆ Yawn, so sleepy.... zzzzzzzzzzzz

Consider sleep routine maintenance for your body. In our busy lives and long lists of tasks to accomplish, sleep is sometimes sacrificed. Reconsider, won't you? Part of learning how to Be. well is to pay attention to your sleep. Can you imagine what would happen to your car if you drove it 24 hours a day for weeks at a time?

Experts recommend adults get 7-8 hours of sleep each night. The ideal amount of sleep differs from person to person. One easy way to judge if you are getting enough sleep is the "how do I feel test" when you get up in the morning. If you feel like you want to stay in bed and sleep some more, than your body probably needs more sleep. Yes, simple, and sometimes things don't have to be complicated to work!

The benefits of sleep are significant:

  • Improved mood
  • Better concentration
  • Better health
  • Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Improved memory
  • Reduced stress
  • Stronger immune system
  • Improved ability to control your weight
Plus, sleep simply feels good! If you aren't getting the sleep your body needs, here are some good ideas from our friends at Harvard Medical School. Tonight, get good, restful, glorious sleep.

Sleep will help you Be. well. 

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