Sleep is for the strong


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One of the easiest things you can do to see and feel more results is by getting enough sleep. But because of the fear of missing out (FOMO) and all the stimulants around us like new seasons on Netflix, all the new movies that are out, all the events in your city, all the ball games on TV, all the news on cable TV on display 24/7, society finds it harder to go to sleep at the right time.

When you lack sleep, you require more stimulants like caffeine but if you consume too much caffeine because you’re not getting enough sleep in the first place, this makes you sleep shallower at night. And because of shallow sleep, you need more coffee the next day.

This becomes a horrifying downward spiralling cycle. Caffeine has a half life of 6 hours, which means your last cup of java shouldn’t be later than 3pm so you wind down better at night.

Caffeine shouldn’t be a daily thing but should only be used when you need it. It’s like nitros for the race car. You don’t rely on it to drive you but only use it when you need that boost.

Sleep, food, and supplements should be the first methods to energize your day. You can also cycle between stimulants like white tea, green tea, black tea, oolong tea, and not just coffee. This way, you don’t build a tolerance to one certain stimulant. It’s like alcohol, if you drink regularly, you need more alcohol to get drunk.

If you have winding up rituals to set you up for the day like caffeine, workouts, stretching, etc. You should have winding down rituals to prepare you for sleep like meditation, sleepy tea, essential oils, reading a book, journaling, etc. Setting the mood really helps trains your body to sleep better at night.

Another thing you can do to improve the quality of your sleep is to improve the air quality of your bedroom with indoor plants like aloe vera, jasmine, bamboo palm, golden pothos, red edged dracaena, english ivy, peace lily, valerian, spider plant, snake plant, gardenia, and gerbera daisies. You can also get an air diffuser and put a few drops of essential oils that have been proven to help you sleep at night like lavender, valerian, bergamot, vetiver, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, sandalwood, marjoram, and cedarwood.

To learn more about sleep and how it can improve your performance, download the webinar here:

https://holisticjos.com/products/proper-rest-and-recovery-for-work-workouts-and-life

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