Sleep well to think more clearly

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SLEEP, waste of time or nec­es­sary for sur­vival?

You guessed it: we need ad­e­quate shut-eye con­sis­tently to be our best self.

Brain fog, crav­ings and de­pres­sion are just a few neg­a­tive side ef­fects of in­ad­e­quate sleep.

Seven to nine hours of good, un­in­ter­rupted sleep ev­ery night will en­able you to think clearly, com­mu­ni­cate ef­fec­tively and put for­ward your best self to the world.

Enough sleep will al­low your en­ergy lev­els to re­ju­ve­nate, your mus­cles to re­pair and grow and the chance for your body to con­cen­trate on fight­ing in­vad­ing bac­te­ria and in­fec­tions.

A good night’s sleep is es­sen­tially your nightly main­te­nance sched­ule.

It’s easy to get caught up in a pas­sion project, TV show or a work dead­line and stay up late – but be­ware that you will pay for it in the end, or in this case, the next day.

Tired, cranky and gen­er­ally off your game?

I know, es­pe­cially as a par­ent, that some­times in­ter­rupted sleep can­not be helped, but the neg­a­tive side ef­fects can be com­bated with the fol­low­ing.

Fuel your body with nutri­tious food and water.

Al­low yourself to have a slower-paced sched­ule the fol­low­ing day.

Get in a lit­tle nap in the af­ter­noon if you can, and sim­ply be kind to yourself and ad­just your own ex­pec­ta­tions.

In the mean­time, when you can, get to bed be­fore 10pm.

Limit the use of tech­nol­ogy and mo­bile de­vices af­ter 8pm.

In­dulge in a nightly pre-bed re­lax­ation rou­tine or rit­ual that pre­pares you for all of that in­ner body re­pairs.

Su­per sleep is su­per-pow­er­ful.

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