Heart disease, stroke, increased likeliness of depression, decreased sex drive.. All causes of lack of sleep. With the way our society functions, it’s easier than ever to let your sleep lack. I’m guilty of this myself, sometimes sleep just gets put on the back burner. However, when that happens, your health suffers.
People who sleep 6 hours per night are more than 30% more likely to become obese than those who sleep 7-9 per night. This could be because a lack of sleep increases hunger levels, but I’d also argue it’s because your body has to constantly function in a stressed state when lacking sleep, which in turn inhibits your capacity to recover from workouts and daily stressors of life.
I’ve found in my own life that the name of the game is planning. Knowing what time I’m waking up and what time I’m going to sleep in advance drastically increases my likelihood of making it to bed on time and making those 8 hours happen.
With a plethora of hashtags on Instagram like ‘#TeamNoSleep” it’s frowned upon in our society to get adequate amounts of sleep.
For those of you who have been subscribed to the Happy Monday email for awhile remember the 10-3-2-1-0 method which goes as followed..
10: The hours prior to rest in which you will NOT consume caffeine
3: The hours prior to sleep in which you will NOT eat or drink anything other than water
2: The hours prior to sleep in which you will NOT work
1: The hours prior to sleep in which you will NOT look at screens
0: The number of times you will hit the snooze button