Sleep IS VITAL to our health yet so many people reduce their sleep in order to complete one more task or watch one more episode.
Does this sound familiar "oh I'll just stay up for one more hour to finish up x,y,z" only to roll into bed 2.5 hours later?
🖐 yes me too.
Did you know so many of our bodies vital functions rely on sleep?
We use sleep to build our bodies back up through replenishing our resources and restoring our brain, muscles and other organ systems so they can function properly the next day.
Without good sleep we continue to tax our bodies letting stress and inflammation build up causing a whole host of issues and diseases (diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure to name a few!) Over the last several weeks I have been getting more and more questions on sleep habits on IG and from my clients (so you are not alone if you aren't prioritizing your sleep) but let's fix that this week!
Cut caffeine consumption after 2pm opt for herbal tea instead! Caffeine is a stimulant and the closer we get to bed the more it will affect our sleep cycle!
Begin to limit your liquid intake (all liquids) 2-4 hours before bed to reduce the numbers of times you wake up during the night.
About the Author
Alexa Hanshaw is a health and stress management coach who helps women be the CEO of their stress. She empowers her clients to push past the confusion of the health and wellness industry to create lifestyle habits that bring them energy and work with their bodies instead of against it.
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