Healthy Sleeping Habits
8 September 2016
This morning my husband and I both slept through our alarm! Clearly we both needed the extra sleep this morning, though this set us back a bit, especially since we have an hour commute (depending on traffic).
I’ve been seeing more and more articles lately about how sleep deprivation can be as hazardous to your health as smoking… YIKES! WHAT?!? I’ve always tried to eat well and exercise and to lead by example, not live a “do as I say, not as I do” kind of life.
However, I’m SUPER guilty of not getting enough sleep. Being a working mama, I try to shoehorn as much as possible between the time my little one goes to bed (usually between 7:30-8 p.m.) and when I turn in for the night (anywhere between 10 p.m. to midnight). I also get up at OMG:30 (4 a.m.) to exercise and get ready for the day.
When we sleep, this is a time when our brain processes all of the events of the day through dreams, our body cells repair and replace and regenerate, our immune system reboots, and we recharge for the next day. When we don’t get enough sleep, studies have shown that being sleep deprived can be as hazardous to our health as smoking!
Here are some tips for better sleep:
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Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Author: Wellness Mama
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