June 6, 2021
It is the new age of self-care, and sleep care is in! Sleeping has many health benefits, including anti-aging, healing, and stress reduction, but most of us still don’t get 7-8 hours of uninterrupted rest each night. Let’s discuss some ideas on “how to invest in your rest” today.
Our physical and psychological well-being are dependent on sleep just as much as eating healthy food and exercising. During sleep, your body and mind can recharge and repair. The act of sleeping is more of a necessity than a reward and by taking better care of your sleep, you can benefit from more restful habits.
We probably don’t need to explain what sleep is – we all do it! But here are a few of the many reasons why *quality* sleep is so important:
Sleep is when your body does all it’s important work like regenerating cells, healing from injury and illness, growing (for kids!), and builds your immunity.
It’s one of the most essential functions and yet, so many of us are not prioritizing it. Here’s your cue to start!
Getting a good quality night’s sleep is easier than you think. Many of us have a blue-light addiction (*cough* put down the phone/laptop!) so it can seem difficult to fall asleep, but that is just because you’ve been stimulating yourself all day.
If you need to watch a screen before bed, invest in some blue light glasses that help block the rays that can stimulate our minds (making it difficult to get to sleep in the first place).
So many of our body’s faculties are impacted by sleep; start making it a priority! This type of self-care should be more common.