Sleep is too often underrated and not given the attention it deserves. Too little or too much sleep can affect your health and well-being in many different ways so it's important to figure out how to get your rest.
What is sleep and why do we need it?
Simply put, sleep is an essential function that allows our bodies and minds to rest and recharge: leaving us refreshed and alert when waking up. There are countless studies on sleep and many demonstrate that sleeping according to the patterns of the sun is the most beneficial: go to sleep when it gets dark and wake up when it gets light. This is called the circadian rhythm; it is the internal clock of our body with its environment.
Our top tips for a restful sleep:
Create a positive sleep environment: somewhere dark, quiet and comfortable
Avoid light 1-3 hours before sleep: that means no television, phones and computers
Avoid eating 1-3 hours before sleep: this allows your body to properly digest and then prepare for sleep.
Sleep helps the body remain healthy by ensuring proper brain function and combating illness and disease. Getting enough sleep aids the immune system, helps maintain a healthy body weight, lowers your risk for serious health problems and reduces stress and improves mood.
Sleep, a healthy dietand consistent movement are vital to feeling, and performing, our best. Our healthy and fresh prepared meals delivered right to your door can help! The time you savenot having to plan your meals, grocery shop for ingredients, chop those ingredients and finally cook can now be focussed on setting up a proper sleep schedule and catching your z’s.