Sleep is directly linked to health.
During sleep, some amazing things take place! Our brain sorts and processes the day’s information’s to create memories. Human growth hormone is released which is essential for growth and repair of tissues. Our sympathetic nervous system chills out and cortisol levels drop. Our immune system even releases inflammation fighting cytokines!
It’s safe to say that sleep is incredibly important to our well being and happiness.
When it comes to the amount of sleep needed, some choose to just ‘get by’. This approach is all wrong. Optimising sleep should be a priority. Quality not quantity is also key. Our deepest sleep occurs between the hours of 10pm-2am. Time spent in this deep sleep is the most important.
Here are some tips to help optimise sleep:
1. Create a daily routine. Start this process 3-4 hours before bed time. No screen time, read a book, have a bath, meditate.
2. Try to limit caffeine after noon!
3.Make sure that your room is cool. Ideal sleeping temperature is 18-22 degrees.
4. Sleep in complete darkness. Light interrupts the secretion of melatonin, the hormone that relaxes our muscles and helps us fall and stay asleep.
Love the Lissome Team XO