How did you sleep last night? Many people all over the world answer that question by saying, “Not that well.” Others say, “Not long enough,” or “All I did was toss and turn.”
Likewise, if you go into a break room at work and ask, “How are you?” most people will reply, “I’m tired,” and follow this up with a story about their stress keeping them awake. If you ask further they may share with you how their lack of sleep has led to them not being able to be productive at work or how they lack the energy to do the “fun” things in life.
When you are tired you are also “grumpy” and irritable and people may sidestep you. Sleep problems take a toll on relationship and on your overall quality of life.
Sleep deprivation is one of the worst epidemics in America. This often peaks in March. March is the time we lose an hour of sleep when the clocks get set forward. Many people tell me that they have a difficult time adjusting to the hour change and that their sleep is disrupted. It takes time to readjust to the new schedule. Maybe that is why the National Sleep Awareness week is in March?
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Sleep Deprivation has a high price. It is not a condition you should just deal with day after day. It leads to:
- Decreased Performance and Alertness
- Memory and Cognitive Impairment
- Stress on Relationships – Irritability
- Poor Quality of Life
- Occupational Injury
- Automobile Injury
Sleep provides an opportunity for the body to repair and restore itself. If you aren’t getting the recommended (scientifically proven, actually) six to nine hours of sleep a night that your body needs, then you are putting yourself at risk of additional health problems.
People who lack of sleep you are also more likely to suffer from:
- Chronic obesity
- Stress disorder
- Heart conditions
- And more !!!
The bottom line is that sleep is important. It is the most important self-care act we can do for ourselves. It’s even more relevant than eating healthy or getting enough exercise.
If you only do one thing for yourself, you should strive to get an excellent night’s sleep every night – no matter what. It is the foundation of every self-care plan. Now, if you’ve been taking sleep aids, you know that they can make you feel groggy and “not yourself.” Most people don’t want to be dependent on medications or over the counter sleep aids but don’t know how to make sleep happen without them.
After seeing so many of my patients suffering from a lack of sleep or relying on medications, I developed an all-natural solution based on scientifically-backed evidence related to sleep and the human body.
In fact, this course is jam-packed with the tools and resources I usually only give to clients during one-on-one counseling sessions. I’ve seen it work many times over the years. Just like in my one-on-one sessions this course is tailored to a person’s individual sleep patterns and designed to follow an individualized sleep plan.
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You are so right, March is exhausting! I do my best to prepare for that lost hour especially as I get older.
Well, funny you should ask. I was up for an hour. Read myself back down.
I never have trouble falling asleep. And if I didn’t have to get up constantly because I have to pee every five minutes I would be very well rested! Not to mention my dogs getting me up so THEY can pee.
Ah sleep…I know so many folks who have issues with sleeping. I sleep well except for the occasional pee like Tam but my daughter has issues I will forward this to her for sure. Thanks much!
Sleep is a very important part of my life and allows me to function efficiently and effectively! I get at least 8 hours asleep a night and make it a priority to do so!
I was a great sleeper until I turned 50. Now, six years later, I fall asleep fast but am up in the middle of the night, wide awake. I can’t remember the last time I got a straight 6 hours sleep, never mind 8.
In Arizona we don’t do DST so there’s no clock change. BUT I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with sleep. The #1 thing that has helped has been changing my words around it. Instead of saying “I don’t sleep” to anybody who’d listen, I’ve changed it to: “I sleep well”. It seems to be working.
I also have stopped beating myself up around nights when sleep isn’t as deep or as plentiful as I’d like. It’s not my fault if some nights the brain and body just don’t work together!
It is beyond question about the reality of sleep. No medicine can substitute the beneficial effect of the recommended number of hours for a healthy “you.”
When we sleep well at night we feel happier during the day