Protecting a non-negotiable adequate sleep window each and every night is the single most effective thing we can do to ensure optimal physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social health.
Sleep affects every single cell in our body – positively or negatively depending on the quality and quantity of our rest. In fact, sleep deprivation is linked to 7 of the 15 leading causes of death in the United States including heart disease, cancer, strokes, accidents, diabetes, infections, and high blood pressure. Lack of sleep hinders weight loss efforts by confusing our hormones – increasing our hunger signals and suppressing the signals that let us know we are full. As a result, we eat more and specifically foods with higher calories and fat. And sleep has a bidirectional connection to anxiety – insufficient sleep increases anxiety and anxiety prevents us from getting a good night’s sleep.
Adequate sleep is essential for optimal functioning throughout the day. WeHeal can help you get clear on what it means to get sufficient and restful sleep, how to protect your sleep window, and how to optimize your sleep hygiene so that you sleep well and wake up revitalized and ready to take on the day!