I used to have a love / hate relationship with my pillow. I love lounging, resting my head, relaxing...sleeping. I used to think sleep meant I was lazy. I mean, how was I accomplishing anything productive if I wasn't awake and doing something? Sleep just got in the way.
Then I got sick. Really, really sick. And while I rested for two weeks in my hospital bed, I realized that while I was sleeping, my body was healing. It occurred to me...maybe our bodies NEED sleep to heal day to day, too. If our bodies are healed, they are healthy, and if we are healthy, we will be able to work out more effectively, have energy to prepare healthy meals, and LEAD BETTER LIVES.
Our bodies go through so much during the day. Our bodies need to heal. SLEEP is how healing happens.
I encourage you to put a notebook by your bed. Before you go to sleep, write down how you handled your day. Were you stressed? Did you get a lot accomplished? Did you eat well? Work out? Then write down what time you're going to bed. Try very hard to aim for eight hours in your bed. You probably won't sleep the entire time. That's okay. Just allow yourself to rest.
For those of us with sleep trackers, in the morning, write down how much good sleep you had and how long you were restless.
Try this for a week. If you're comfortable with this, share your observations in the comments below. Make a note of how much you got accomplished during the day when you've slept well, and how your moods changed when you were restless. It will be interesting to see the results.
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