The Next Small Step to Improve Your Health: Get Your Sleep

The never ending grind, I can sleep when I’m dead mentality is overrated and unhealthy.

Our Facebook timelines have at least 3 posts a week that are based on the individual’s inability to sleep.  Honestly jumping on Facebook to proclaim the inability to sleep is not going to help you sleep.

According to sleep.org,  technology can trick your brain into thinking that it needs to stay awake. And if you’re surfing the web, seeing something exciting on Facebook, or reading a negative email, those experiences can make it hard to relax and settle into slumber. After spending an entire day surrounded by technology, your mind needs time to unwind.

If you have sleep issue you may want to consider establishing a regular sleep schedule.

This week try going to bed at the same time every night and getting up at the same time every morning.  Establish a schedule that will give you a good 7-9 hours of sleep each night.  It may be hard at first but stick with it.  You may be surprised at how good you feel.

When you keep a regular sleep schedule you will maintain the timing of your body’s internal clock, this will  help you fall asleep and wake up more easily.

You may be surprised at how the lack of sleep affects the body. Instead of boring you with  a list we found this short video  for you.

Please make a conscious effort to get your sleep, over extending yourself can have a serious affect on your health.

Here’s to a good night’s sleep.

C Mack & Kirsten

P.S.  If you missed last weeks small step to improve your health you can find it here