Don’t skimp on sleep…

What happens when you don’t get enough sleep? We have all felt it… after even one night of four hours sleep instead of eight hours, you will feel crankier and generally down… you may even think you are depressed. You will have more difficulty processing information, and you will want to eat more, especially simple carbs like sweets. Why is this? Your body wants a quick energy fix any way it can get it. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body also produces less growth hormone, a substance that helps tissues regenerate and repair themselves, keeping you younger longer… so get your beauty sleep!

The exact amount of sleep your body needs is very individual, but on average, I recommend both men and women get about seven hours of sleep each night. Growing kids need more than this.

Posted in Sleep & Insomnia | March 14th, 2014 | 0 Comments


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