Sleep


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There’s nothing like sleep when you’re tired.

 

Sleep is an important pillar of the SWEET Life because lack of sleep will likely cause you to skip exercising the next day; you might be too tired to focus on eating healthy and drinking enough water, and you might feel more stressed out, all due to a lack of sleep.

In addition, there are many negative affects of sleep deprivation. Of course, we all know how it can cause irritability, impatience and moodiness; moreover, it also causes an inability to focus, which can result in mistakes and accidents. Chronic sleep deprivation can alter your hormones, causing weight gain, weakening the immune systems and possibly causing hypertension and irregular heartbeat. Finally, fatigue can simply make you too tired to do the things you would like to do

 

If you are not already getting 7-8 hours of sleep per night, then you will have to schedule it. How early do you have to get up? Count back from that to figure out what time you need to go to bed in order to get 8 hours of sleep. It’s an adjustment that will take time. For example, you might have to watch the 10:00 news instead of the 11:00 news. 

But nowadays with cable TV, Tivo and streaming video online, you can watch your favorite shows any time, not only when they are scheduled on TV.