How well do you sleep?
a.) I sleep really well! I usually have no issue getting 7-9 hours of restful sleep.
b.) I don’t sleep enough. I have so much to do in the day than I usually go to sleep much later than I want to and I get maybe 5 hours.
c.) I am not rested. I usually get to bed at a reasonable time but have difficulty turning off my mind – I feel like I am tossing and turning all night.
Did you know that March 11-17th is National Sleep Awareness Week? #YourDayBeginsWithSleep
A good night’s sleep isn’t just about feeling rested, it plays a large part in our overall health and well-being!
The following are 5 important benefits of getting enough quality sleep that are detailed in this article found on the National Sleep Foundation’s website.
- You’re better able to focus and learn.
- You feel happier.
- You’re more productive.
- You’re less hungry.
- You won’t get sick as often.
We have so much to get done in a day and it can feel that sacrificing a couple of hours of sleep is the only way to get everything done. In the long term, it is actually getting enough quality sleep that helps us be more productive during the day!
Looking for ways to improve your sleep? The National Sleep Foundation has a lot of great articles on the importance of sleep and suggestions on how to improve the quality of your sleep. Their website is Sleep.org. Also, a massage can help you spend more time in the deep, restorative stage of sleep where your body hardly moves.
Here’s to getting enough quality ZZZZZZs to improve your health and happiness!