Healthy Habits Challenge-Day 13

We have to learn to value sleep as much as we value diet and exercise!

When we are sleep-deprived we feel unmotivated, lethargic, find ourselves needing caffeine and willing to eat anything and everything to get our energy back. And when we dip into these artificial energy boosters it can perpetuate the cycle; keeping us up late at night and making our energy crash drastically.

When we are rested we are motivated to workout, eat healthy, get our personal priorities done, spend time with loved ones and have time for ourselves.

Critical sleep time occurs during the hours of 10pm-4am and every hour of sleep before midnight is WORTH 2 HOURS of rest! Why you might ask? Because during this time…

😴 Human growth hormone is released to nourish and repair our body

😴 Cortisol can reach its lowest point to balance the circadian rhythm

😴 Our body does a full reset and repair

These actions ONLY take place from 10pm-4am. No matter how much you sleep you get you can’t make up for critical functions lost during that time. Consistently being asleep by 10pm drastically can increase your energy, make weight loss easier and heal your body like never before!

As part of the challenge aim to be asleep by 10pm at least 5 nights per week. If that feels like a stretch, slowly shift your bedtime earlier by 15 min. each day or week until you get there. You can refer back to my blog posts for the sleep challenge I did in March by going to my blog and scrolling to the sleep challenge:

Practice this habit for the next 14 days to improve health and feel your best!

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