Are you sleeping well at night? If you aren't, you are not alone! Did you know that 30-40% of people struggle to get a quality night sleep on a regular basis?
There are many factors that can lead to sleepless nights including stress, work demands, and big life events like a wedding, buying a house, or having a baby. Sometimes underlying health issues can also impact one's ability to get a good night sleep.
Sleep is critically important to our health, so identifying ways that you can improve your sleep is worth while.
Not getting enough sleep can effect your mood and weight. It can also have a powerful impact on your hormone levels and blood pressure, and can even impact the way that your body feels and moves.
The need for sleep varies from person to person, but studies show that people who regularly sleep more than 7 hours per night are generally healthier. On the flip slide, people who get less than 7 hours of sleep tend to experience health problems including an impaired immune system, and an increased risk of heart disease, depression, obesity, and even certain types of cancer. Researchers are still investigating the links between sleep and disease, but if you're anything like me I'd rather work on improving the quality of my shut eye than risk disease.
My ability to get a good night sleep ebbs and flows depending upon all kinds of things that might be going on in my life. For me I find that creating a nighttime ritual that helps me wind down will help me fall asleep and stay asleep.
I like to listen to some music, which also helps to reduce evening screen time. I'll curl up with a nice, warm, soothing beverage, (read on for one of my favorite night time beverages) a book and the dog and start to get into the mindset of getting a good night sleep. For me this works, but it's important that you find what works best for you.
There are a few factors that can have a big influence on how well you're sleeping including the position you're sleeping in, use of drugs or alcohol, timing of meals & water before bed, level of activity during the day, your nighttime screen time, the temperature and darkness of your bedroom, and more.
Getting a good night's sleep can help you wake up feeling rested and energized with less aches and pains, improve your immune system, decrease your risks of disease, improve your complexion, decrease cravings by controlling hunger hormones, improve your memory, and make you happier! Who doesn't want that?
The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to help improve the odds of getting a great night of sleep EVERY night, and that's why we created this "Supercharge your Sleep" resource guide.
The guide contains simple lifestyle changes you can make to get more sleep – and improve the quality of the sleep you do get.
Get your copy of this incredible resource by clicking below.
Take some time to experiment with different approaches to find what works best for you. Give this delicious recipe a try too. I hope you LOVE it as much as I do!
I hope you enjoy these resources and find them helpful in improving your quality of sleep! Feel free to share this information with anyone you know who could benefit from a better night's sleep. We always appreciate it when you share our resources and posts with the people who you care about.
Hi! My name is Allison Hopkins and I am the owner of Wilcox Wellness & Fitness in Brunswick, ME. I am excited to bring WILCOX to Brunswick and share in my passion for living a great life through health and fitness.