It's free and it takes around 7-8 hours a day to complete, have you guessed it yet?
>> Why is Sleep so important? <<
During sleep your body is working at its hardest to recovery from the days tasks, the brain is storing memories and making room for new memories. Plus it is the one time when are you at complete rest.
If you have a bad night sleep you will find the next morning you are craving sugary foods, you are ratty and just feel drained all day. This is why as the lights go out we are supposed to relax, switch off and settle into a deep sleep, but it isn't just as easy as that for most people.
With stress levels on the rise day after day people are finding it harder and harder to switch off at night which is causing all sorts of problems the following day.
By getting a good night sleep you will:
- Improve your memory
- Improve your focus and concentration
- Improve adrenal glands
- Decrease cortisol (stress)
- Have more energy
- Have better muscle growth and recovery
- Be a lot nicer to people the next day
>> How to Improve your Sleep <<
#1 Stop looking at your phone
Have you ever seen the amount of glare your phone actually gives off? The neurotransmitters in your brain still think it's day time so will not release the relevant hormones to help you relax.
#2 Cut out the coffee
Personally If your sleep is that bad I would cut it out completely, but then you may have to deal with withdrawal symptoms so in that case I suggest you cut it out after 2pm. This is because caffeine can stay in your system (unknown to you) for up to 6 hours. When you have more caffeine in your system you will not release Adenosine in your brain which makes you feel drowsy.
#3 Read a book
Yes my personally favourite which works for me, find a book you enjoy reading and read it with a low light for half an hour before you go to bed. This is a very simple way of relaxing your mind before you sleep. Kind of like shutting down your laptop after working on it all day. I would suggest you find a book which isn't relevant to your job though, if you have a stressful job then start revising you will likely find it hard to relax.
#4 Get Active
Get yourself active for 30 minutes a day and this will send you off into the clouds at night.
#5 Magnesium bath salts
200g of Magnesium bath salts in a warm bath for 20 minutes before you intend to sleep is another proven method. Magnesium is involved with over 300 different biochemical mechanisms in the body and helps you to relax.
I wouldn't suggest you did all 5 of these at night to begin with, try just one of them and see if it helps, then add in another.
If you would like a little more detailed information on sleep then I suggest you head over and download the Lifestyle Diet Manual which has a whole section on how to improve your sleep.