Just because there are some people out there who can operate on 5 or 6 hours of sleep doesn’t mean that your body is able to do the same thing. While it’s true that the average amount of sleep we need is 7-9 hours, some of us need as many as 10 hours each night.
Being sleep deprived is disruptive to both our mental and physical health and has been linked to issues ranging from a weakened immune system to anxiety and depression. This is because sleep allows our bodies to repair themselves and our brain to consolidate our memories and process information.
If you’re having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or staying on a regular sleep schedule, experiment with creating a nighttime routine. This means coordinating a series of activities, tasks, or rituals that help cue your body to prepare for sleep. Here
are a few ideas:
What does your bedtime routine look like? Is there room for improvement?
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Happy Monday! And see you next week,
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.