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Getting Enough Sleep Is Crucial

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Getting the sleep that your body needs every night is crucial to functioning properly. When I first started on Spark People, I decided to track my sleep everyday in order to look for patterns. I was in a period of my life when I was having difficulty falling asleep on a regular basis. I made getting 7+ hours daily a goal. Something amazing happened! Suddenly I started to sleep better. Why the act of making it a goal made me sleep better, I'll never know. Perhaps setting the goal is only part of it. I also started working out on a more regular basis. I've always been an active person but for the last ten years, my workouts were sporadic at best. Once I got into a schedule of eating better and working out, I was tired enough to go to sleep at night. Sleeping enough improved my mood, made me eat less and allowed my body to regenerate its cells better. My overall health improved! Now if I don't get adequate sleep I am able to see that it makes a huge difference!
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  • MWILSON86
    I agree too! I feel much more like me when I get enough sleep. My body lets me know when it is not satisfied with my sleep, it literally beats me up! I get a headache, a stomachache, or I just feel groggy....no fun! The new May Challenge is allowing me to see the importance of sleep.
    3624 days ago
  • AMANDAJCD
    Sleep is my holy grail. Ditto everything you said :)
    3624 days ago
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    I agree
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    I agree
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  • BUNNYCATS
    Totally agree! The whole world looks better after a good nights sleep! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3624 days ago
  • SLENDERELLA61
    Very, very true! Thanks for your leadership on this issue. -Marsha
    3624 days ago
  • SHIRLS2010
    I so agree with you about getting enough sleep. It can change your whole outlook on life. I used to think I was so clever getting by on 5 hours a night, but in reality I was dragging myself through the day and depending on coffee or diet coke to wake me up. Now I drink herbal tea and water instead and get to sleep earlier emoticon
    3624 days ago
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