44 Reasons Why You Need To Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Once people find out I’m a Certified Holistic Health Coach, they tell me all sorts of things.

The other day I met a lady that told me she just could not sleep.  Honestly, she was a wee bit proud of the fact that she didn’t need sleep “the way most people do.”

She is a wife and mother of 4, ages 11-20, has a successful, challenging career, and she is active in the community. When I asked what time she typically goes to bed she cheerily said, “oh anywhere between 11:30 and 1 (a.m.)”.  WOW! Say it with me, chronic sleep deprivation.

Then, she told me about the personal trainer she recently hired.  Her personal trainer has her up for 4:30 a.m for workouts, so she thought for sure she would be able to sleep better, but she isn’t. (I didn’t have the heart to tell her that her new 4 a.m. wake ups would not whittle her waist as hoped.)

She didn’t quite know what all the fuss was about, especially since she has been functioning fairly well. But, she is starting to notice hollows under her eyes, more hot flashes, and is concerned about inflammation because her doctor had warned her about it.

Actually, sleep affects our health on every level and lack of sleep can lead to serious complications.

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“In a 2010 study of women ages 50 to 79, more deaths occurred in women who got less than five hours or more than six and a half hours of sleep per night.”

“As a result, sleep deficiency is not only harmful on a personal level, but it also can cause large-scale damage. For example, sleep deficiency has played a role in human errors linked to tragic accidents, such as nuclear reactor meltdowns, grounding of large ships, and aviation accidents.”

 You don’t have to suffer, keep reading for my Get A Good Night’s Sleep Recipe. 

Sleep deprivation is linked or leads to:

  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • diabetes
  • inflammation
  • pain
  • metal fog
  • micro-sleep
  • obesity
  • hormone imbalance
  • inability to focus
  • increased illness
  • low libido
  • wrinkles
  • skin disorders
  • anger
  • depression
  • impulsive or high risk behavior
  • binging
  • addiction
  • high blood pressure
  • muscle loss

 

Quality sleep results in:

  • healthy brain function
  • reduced inflammation
  • balanced emotions
  • improved immunity
  • craving control
  • cellular renewal
  • stress resiliency
  • clearer, radiant skin
  • sense of well-being
  • healthy weight
  • ability to make decisions
  • balanced libido
  • hormone balance
  • weight release
  • muscle mass
  • increased energy
  • creativity
  • productivity
  • improved memory
  • better stamina
  • longevity
  • improved physical performance
  • sharper attention

 

My “Get A Good Night’s Sleep” Recipe…I’m telling you I don’t even feel my hubby stir!

  • Drop 2 drops each of Calming Blend, Grounding Blend and 1 drop Vetiver into diffuser. (any residual left around the bottle collar I put on my neck and face…esp Vetiver because it tones the skin which is a bonus.
  • I put Grounding Blend, Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang on my feet and belly.
  • Get more...Sleep Well, Wake Refreshed

 

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