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Entries in sleep debt (4)


7 Reasons to Go to Bed Now

Reality check: when was the last time you were happily drifting off to sleep before 10:00 p.m.?

Another: when was the last time you were in bed (early or not!) without the faithful companionship of  T.V., Facebook, work email or Candy Crush? Do I sense some sheepish looks here?

In a society that imposes an often obsessive focus on productivity, achievement and busyness, we’ve lost touch with the old adage, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man (or woman!) healthy, wealthy, and wise.”

Before you throw in that load of late night laundry or start a round of e-retail therapy at 10:00 p.m., consider these 7 surprising effects shortchanging sleep can have on your quality of life - and health. 


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Quality Sleep and the Zeo

Please do not overlook the next two statements. Quality sleep is critical to your health. Quality sleep is critical to your ability to manage your weight.

Sleep is one of those things that many people know they should do a better job with, but they let other things in their life get in the way. Even writing that statement, I can recall some recent instances where I let the clock move past 9 pm and didn’t make myself go to bed.

In the following article, I’d want to point out how significant quality sleep is to your health and your ability to manage your weight, as well as discuss what we’ve found to be the best way to easily track the quality of your sleep. For full disclosure, we will be offering the sleep device I’m going to discuss at Life Time.

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6 Tips For Getting Out of Sleep Debt

Just like financial debt, sleep debt is considered the cumulative effects of overspending. Rather than spending too much money, people spend too much time awake and not enough time investing in their health through sleeping. Each individual functions with varying optimal levels of sleep, but most experts agree people need at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night for optimal health.

Sleep debt is the accumulating effects of shorting one’s self on sleep needs. This is a powerful way of looking at the amount of sleep one gets.

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10 Weeks to a New You - Part 1

This nutrition and exercise thing can be really overwhelming. No gluten, perhaps no dairy, more protein and vegetables, drop the processed foods, limit sweets; it’s so much to take on that it can be hard to know where to start. The path to success begins with just one good habit each week.

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