Not many adults get the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep for healing and recovery. One sign that you are not getting enough is requiring an alarm clock to wake at sunrise, refreshed and ready for the day. Another indicator is low melatonin levels in saliva testing.
Poor sleep results in fatigue, irritability, poor concentration, poor memory, stiffness and lowered immunity. Relationships suffer, bad habits are acquired, your physical performance is hampered and you are more likely to put on weight!
The old adage ‘an hour before midnight is worth two after’ is regaining ground, after being swiped to aside in favour of our modern busy lives. This is particularly valid for many women who enjoy the quiet productiveness of evenings, then struggle out of bed in the morning, a sign of possible adrenal fatigue.
Tips for a better, deeper, easier night’s sleep: [Read more…]