Sleep is a superpower.
It is YOUR superpower.
- A natural condition of body and mind
- Typically recurs for several hours every night
- The nervous system is relatively inactive
- The eyes close
- The postural muscles relax
Why is this important?
Sleep is a natural part of life!
Why would we do it if we didn’t need to?
The bottom line – your brain and your body need to rest regularly.
Giving your body time to shut down is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.
Why Sleep is Powerful:
Sleep is anabolic (builds you up – our muscles, bones, immune system).
Proper rest balances your hormones, boosts your metabolism, increases your energy levels, and improves your brain function.
Sleep more and better, and you’ll be smarter, younger, healthier, slimmer, and more energetic.
Sign me up!
On the contrary, neglect sleep, and you’re signing up for the opposite!
If you pride yourself on not sleeping and wear it as a badge of honor, it will come back to bite you in the ass.
I hate to say it, but you will never have the body or life you desire without proper sleep.
There is a reason we need our kidneys, oxygen, and water. What makes sleep any different?
So go ahead, put your phone down, crawl into bed, and catch some z’s because your body needs it, and you’ll be better for it!
If this is a struggle – here are some nightly rituals for great sleep as well as a breathing exercise for you to try.
Powerful Sleep Tip:
The most restful hours of sleep are between 9pm and 9am 🙂
Dream on little dreamers,
Krista Living Large