Well, the holiday season is officially over for another year. More than likely you are in the transition phase of getting back into your usual routine. Back to work hours, kids at school, usual weekly commitments starting up again, I mean that’s life right!
So many times if we feel we need more time we’ll just take it from the sleeping hours.
Think about it, how many times have you stayed up late to get something done, or set a really early alarm to get it done before you are disturbed with other commitments.
Sleep literally is the most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health each day.
To identify a sleep deficiency:
If you didn’t set an alarm clock, would you wake up on time?
Do you find yourself re-reading things?
Can you function optimally before noon without caffeine?
Can you focus on the task at hand?
A handy way to think about it all is…
Wake state is where your brain is experiencing and constantly learning the world around you
NREM (Non-Rapid Eye Movement) Sleep is reflection, where the brain can store and strengthen those experiences of the day's new facts and skills acquired.
REM (Rapid Eye Movement) Sleep is the brain's integration system, interconnecting those new experiences with each other, along with all past experiences. In doing so, can understand how the world works including innovative insights and problem-solving abilities. In a nutshell, our REM sleep fuels our creativity.
Take a moment to reflect on your sleep habits.
Are you even aware of how many hours of sleep YOUR body needs to feel rejuvenated and able to function the next day?
Use this week to take note of how much quality sleep you are getting, is it actually enough for you to function properly through the next day.
Until next week Nikki
Stay curious and remember “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing” - George Bernard Shaw
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