Let me tell ya, when you don't get enough sleep more things than being grumpy are going on.
Trading a little sleep here and there, starts adding up. This type of trading will not make your life richer by any means.
What Are The Risks?
- You are putting your health at risk. Especially heart health.
- You are putting your creativity at risk or at the least a dull roar. Yikes!
- You are putting yourself in position for weight gain.Who wants that?
- You are putting your relationships at risk. No one, wants to hang with a grumpy bear.
- You are impairing your memory. Mental fog.
- You are impairing your concentration. No concentration...No productivity.
- How Much Sleep Do I Really Need....anyway???
Research shows that adults need an average of 7-9 hours of sleep for optimal functionality
Sleep Is Powerful and Your Body Thrives With It.
Sleep affects your daily functioning and your PHYSICAL and MENTAL health.
During sleep your body releases appetite hormones.....suppresses ghrelin, a hunger hormone, and stimulate leptin, which controls appetite.
Sleepy time is when your body REPAIRS cells and DETOXES cells.
Time To Get Serious........or You're Gonna Suffer
Your body is a machine and you had better get serious with how you're treating it.
You can't expect your body to perform 100% with an empty tank.....and I'm not just talking food and water.
Stop Being Disrespectful.....To Yourself!
Your body requires and deserves better treatment. Look at what all it does for you.
Do I need to make "a list" for you? Really? Make your own damn list this time. It's not difficult.
Working in Physical Therapy has opened my eyes daily as to how quickly your body's function can be taken away. In a snap of the fingers!
I see teenagers on their second or third joint or ligament surgery. I see people my AGE unable to walk without assistance. Let me tell you, I'm not ready to use a walker. Oh, hell no. Not if I can take care of myself to prevent it......however, accidents do happen. Just stating the facts.
Well Shit, Now That You Put It That Way
Respect that body of yours!
Love your body!
Nourish your body with plenty of water, good food, and 7-9 hours of sleep every single day. Just doing these simple and I mean simple things your body will perform for you at it optimal. You WILL be impressed. Give it a try. See how your days become less stressful, less ailments, more productive, and more enjoyable.
Are You Willing To Give Up "STUFF" For Your Health?
I hope right now you are nodding your head up and down!
What's it going to hurt to make sure you have enough sleep in your life. Not a damn thing. Well unless it really means the world to you to stay up late every night to watch TV....oh gawd I hope not. Or, if you really must go clubbing every Friday and Saturday....again...gawd I hope not.
I'm not saying you shouldn't do these things..... but choose wisely! Plan a TV night (yes, a...meaning one or maybe two....TV's not that great these days anyways), or one or two nights a month to go clubbing. But, really I do hope these are not your THINGS that are stealing your health. Just saying.
It's Really That Simple
Don't try to reinvent the wheel. Just sleep for 7-9 hours per night, drink 1/2 your body weight in ounce of water, and eat healthy and fresh foods. Oh yeah, and exercise....hmm, I thinks that's going to need to be on a post of it's own.
Good night peeps! Gotta get my....well, looks like 7.5 hours if I crawl into bed in the next 20 minutes.
Sleep. Water. Good Clean Food. Exercise