Sleep is important because you are:
Detoxifying all parts of the body - the brain, the organs, the blood, the muscles. All of it is getting a clean sweep.
Repairing damages or inflammation built up throughout the day.
"Rewinding" your memories for long-term storage.
Signs that you're getting great sleep:
You're hopping out of bed feeling ENERGIZED & EXCITED for your day.
This energy lasts throughout the day, reliably.
You're experiencing fewer cravings (for food or substances).
You're losing weight easier.
One night of great sleep is great, but consistent, quality sleep will be a game changer for you.
If you have better sleep, YOU WILL LOSE MORE WEIGHT.
Not all sleep is equal though.
Focus on getting DEEP SLEEP.
Deep sleep detoxifies your brain, and if you're not detoxifying the brain, you're holding onto dangerous inflammation.
This inflammation causes weight gain!
The most effective way to get consistent, quality sleep:
Establish a sleep routine, which should include:
Less exposure to blue light & technology
Relaxing activities (a bath, reading, writing, talking with a loved one)
Stop eating 2-3 hours before bed
Go to bed and wake up at roughly the same time each night/morning
Make the commitment to yourself to follow this routine daily.
Start to notice how your energy and mood shift.
ACTION ITEM: Determine the time you typically go to sleep, and move it 30 minutes earlier.