Sleep is SO important! You’ve heard this your entire life, right? But it truly is. We reset our natural biorhythms when we sleep and it’s when we heal. Did you know that meditation is the SECOND most important healing time to sleep? This revelation made me make sleep and meditation a priority for real. A couple of changes I made were the following:
Change my cat’s feeding schedule so she didn’t wake me up so early. (This may seem like a small thing, but I wasn’t going back to sleep after she woke me up, so it was huge!)
The other change I made was informing my family that they are NOT to wake me up after I’ve gone to sleep to tell me about the random things they need or want the next day. 10pm-11pm seemed to be the hour the kids remembered all the important things they needed to tell me about. Now I have a system where if they need to tell me something that needs to be taken care of first thing in the morning (waking them up early, needing a particular item of clothing clean, a permission slip that needs to be signed) they are to send me a text explaining it. Now I see their texts first thing in the morning and I didn’t need to be woken up. It’s works out great!
If you are at all doubting the importance of sleep I highly suggest you listen to Ariana Huffington speak about her experience with sleep deprivation and what happen to her and the changes she’s made in her life to make sleep a priority. It’s her mission now to make people aware of the science of getting enough sleep. Some people wear their sleep deprivation like a badge of honor, but I think you will see that start to change in our culture. You can still be a highly functioning, successful person AND take care of your body. Totally doable. Watch here https://youtu.be/GHZrjb793FU.
Do you feel like you are getting enough sleep? Are you making it a priority? Try the following:
List the reasons why you may not be getting a restful sleep.
Think about how you could make the changes needed to help you get the sleep you need.
As always, I look forward to your comments! Thanks for being here!