Sleep is the most underrated pillar of our health

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Sleep is the most underrated pillar of our health. It is more important than both exercise and nutrition. In our over stressed out, fast moving modern world, we try to make time to do everything except get the quality sleep our body both needs and deserves. Lack of sleep can significantly effect your body’s ability to detoxify and repair. Lack of sleep and poor sleep quality can lead to anxiety, depression, digestive issues, brain fog and a huge decrease in mental physical performance.

 

Everything in your body is connected; therefore, it’s not just a question of eating correctly or doing the right exercise regime, try to create balance.

  1. Try to go to bed and wake up at similar times each day.
  2. Sleep in complete darkness, no artificial lights. If you must keep your mobile next to your bed put it on airplane mode and silence whilst you sleep. Dim lights if possible a few hours before going to bed
  3. Reduce blue light exposure from electronic devices in the evening.
  4. Make sure your bedroom is not too hot.
  5. Avoid late night meals and snacks.
  6. Relax and try to calm your mind before sleep.
  7. Shower or bath before bed.
  8. Make sure your bed, mattress and pillow suit your requirements.
  9. Exercise regularly but not just before bed.
  10. Breathe deeply. Oxygen is vital for life. You of course know how to breathe but are you doing it properly?