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Are You Sleepy?
Sleep is as essential to your health and well-being as exercise and a healthy diet. It gives your body a chance to recharge so you can feel great every day. If you don't get enough rest, it's hard to be at your best.
While everyone has different sleep needs, the National Sleep Foundation recommends that most people get about eight hours of sleep per night. And it's not just the number of hours that count. It's also the quality of the sleep. It's important to get an uninterrupted, restful night's sleep that includes "deep" or "slow wave" sleep—the most restorative phase of your night's sleep. Some common "home remedies" for sleeplessness—especially drinking alcohol, can actually disrupt your sleep cycles and can prevent you from getting the deep sleep you need.
Signs that you're probably not getting enough sleep
Benefits of a good sleep regimen can include:
Being at your best means being rested. So do yourself a favor and give the same focus and effort you give to what you put in your body to get the rest you need. You'll feel a whole lot better in the end.