Hit the Sack!

Instead of Coffee Talk think GHD Talk

Having enough time in a day is becoming harder and harder to come by. So what do “most” people do is sacrifice their health.

So what are you going to do sacrifice…
Workouts?
Preparing healthy meals?
How about less sleep?

It is sad to say that sleep seems to go first. Which honestly should be at the TOP of YOUR list!!!

Some people will tell you they “only need 5 hours”, while this may be true from a ‘functional’ standpoint, their health and waistline may be paying the price BIGTIME!

The effects lack of sleep has on the body are numerous – hormonal changes, blood sugar regulation, increased cancer risk, obesity and many more. Now there’s even more research to support the argument that sleep is NOT over rated when it comes to weight regulation. These new findings showed that subjects sleeping only 4 hours per night consumed about 600 more calories per day than those getting 8 hours of shut eye. The sleep deprived also experienced greater feelings of hunger and tiredness throughout the day. The study did find that less sleep equated to more physical activity, although the amount of extra movement did not make up for the additional caloric load.

So, pick it???- the Late Show, finishing the playoff game, or the taking that time to hit the sack??? Your decision may ‘weigh’ more than you think!

So tell us how much sleep you get a night.

Any tricks you do that helps you get to bed and sleep faster and better?

Found on: http://fuelasrx.blogspot.com/

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8 Responses to “Hit the Sack!”

  1. Natalie Says:

    I LOVE to sleep. I find myself going to bed within an hour of putting Makenzie down. I usually get 8-9 hours of sleep a night. I think what helps me sleep is: 1) Make use of my DVR. I don’t HAVE to stay up late to watch TV. 2) I turn off all thoughts from the day. They will be there tomorrow. 3) I read. Reading puts me to sleep and distracts my brain from thinking of anything else.

  2. jody Gilbertson Says:

    Take it from someone who works alot of night shifts lack of sleep does wicked things to your body and mind. For me the best bet for a good nights sleep is a hard workout during the day and nothing stressful on my mind.

  3. Jackie F Says:

    There was a time not so long ago, that I would have said the first thing to go would have to be the workout – that was pre-CFSF. Now, I refuse to give up my workout! I work a very stressful and deadline oriented profession and am constantly pulled in a million directions. Since I have made my workout one of my top priorities and made TV a lesser one, I have slept better.

    My tricks: I have quit watching TV in bed, and this helps me fall asleep sooner. In addition, I have changed my workout to 6:30 am, thus forcing me to go to bed earlier or risk missing what has now become one of the best parts of my day. I also keep a notepad and pen by the bed so if I start tossing and turning over something, I can just write it down and go back to sleep.

  4. actually we were talking GHD, but would have rather had a coffee :-)!!! Right Katie??? Help me out here!

  5. Dad Mello Says:

    SLEEP IS GOOD/// ALSO I AM A FIRM BELIEVER IN NAPS.

  6. Looks like a lot of talking in the photo….:)

  7. I sleep any chance I can get!!! Nightly sleep is very important and I agree, a weekend nap is always good to have too!!

    My daily schedule almost always the same… up at 6/6:30ish and down at 10 which puts me at exactly 8 hours of sleep. Weekends may vary but only by getting a bit of extra sleep. Still down around 10/11ish and up when my body wakes.

    Great blog… I think I’ll go take a nap!! zzzzz….

  8. Ok….so sleep doesn’t exist a whole lot in my world, unfortunately. I’m lucky if I get 6 hrs on a good day 😦 Between my FT job and other jobs, I’m very busy and very rarely sit still for a second…..always thinking of things that need to be done. Part of my issue is I’m also a very light sleeper so as strange as this sounds, if the tv in the living room is on mute even with the door shut, it will wake me up. I have medication to help me sleep but I’m a firm believer in NOT taking things unless I deem it necessary….I don’t like how they make me feel groggy in the morning still.

    So if anybody has any ideas or suggestions to try, I’m all for it! I literally have to wear myself down just to get a good night’s sleep. As we speak, I’m working off 1 1/2 hrs of sleep but I do typically get at least 4 hrs daily 🙂

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