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This Is Your Body On Sleep

Black woman sleeping on bed.

I’ve got a BIG wake-up call for you today — about SLEEP!


Did you know that if you don’t get enough sleep, your risk for heart disease and heart attack goes up…


… no matter your age, your weight, how much you exercise, or whether you smoke?!!!




Plus, not getting enough sleep is linked with:

●      Cognitive decline & dementia

●      Depression

●      Obesity


I know I talk about sleep a lot, but the fact is…


One of the BEST things you can do for yourself — mind, body, and spirit! — is set yourself for a good night of sleep every night.


You’ll recover from your workouts better… have a lot more energy the next day… you’ll make better decisions… you’ll be more focused… and you’ll be able to perform at your very best.


And getting enough sleep can help:

●      Boost your immune system and mood

●      Improve brain function

●      Lower your risk of chronic diseases


Here are a few great ways to boost your sleep:


●      Get fresh air and sunshine during the day

●      Work out or squeeze in some activity early in the day

●      Make sure you go to bed early enough so you can get 7+ hours of sleep

●      Don’t drink coffee or other caffeinated drinks after lunch

●      Limit (or avoid!) alcohol

●      Don’t eat heavy foods before bed

●      Create a nighttime wind-down routine to let your body know when it’s time to go to sleep

●      Dim your screens at night or use a blue light filter

●      Use app-blocking tools to avoid late-night scrolling on your phone


And maybe most importantly, really listen to your body.


When you have a GREAT night of sleep, notice what helped you make it happen… and do more of that! 😴




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