KBP5 Education: Article 1, February, 2020
BACKGROUND: FEELING TIRED, DRAINED, OR STRESSED?
Sleep is such a huge component of our health, yet we neglect it way too often. Just like the foundation on a home is necessary in order to build a first and second floor, sleep is the foundation to our health. Without sleep, all efforts of diet, exercise, and stress management will fail. Sleep is the first, single most important factor to being healthy, feeling young, and being happy! If sleep is so important then why do most of us neglect it? Do you know how much sleep you really need? Do you schedule in your sleep?
EDUCATION: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF SLEEP?
1. Sleeping repairs our bodies - While we sleep, the body is able to rebuild our immune system, repair damaged tissue, and recharge our energy batteries.
2. Sleep helps keep your heart healthy - While sleeping, your body reduces systemic inflammation and releases stress in the body.
3. Sleep reduces the effects of stress in the body - It lowers our blood pressure as well as lowers the stress hormones that cause damage to our bodies caused by stress.
4. Sleep improves our memory - As you sleep, your brain relaxes and sorts out all the input it took in during the day as well as organizes, and correlates your memories.
5. Sleep helps you attain/maintain your ideal body weight - While sleeping, your body can regulate your hormones that affect and control your appetite. Your muscles also have a chance to grow during sleep which in turn helps you burn more calories while awake.
WEEKLY CHALLENGE: GET 7.5 HOURS OF SLEEP EACH NIGHT
Set the time you want to go to bed and wake up every day. Having a routine is crucial to staying on top of getting enough sleep. Try to go to bed and wake up every day at the same time. Your goal is 7.5 hours of sleep each night.
Getting enough sleep is truly crucial for a happy, healthier, and living young body. Poor sleep prevents our natural and normal self-regenerating mechanisms from repairing and restoring us at a cellular level, resulting in a tired, unhealthy state, and stressed filled internal environment.
The challenge this week is very simple. Get 7.5 hours of sleep every night.
Plan to succeed, schedule out your bedtime and pre-bedtime routine.
PLAN YOUR LIVES AND LIVE YOUR PLAN!
RECHARGE • FUEL • CONNECT • RECOVERY