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Sleep is when our bodies repair themselves at the cellular level. What happens when we deprive ourselves of this repair time due to sleepless nights?

Lack of sleep has been linked to increased rates of heart disease, obesity, stroke and even certain types of cancers. If that isn’t enough, multiple nights of poor sleep can affect our mental performance, ability to learn and ability to problem solve.

Here is one suggestion that may help you figure out how much sleep your body really needs:

Try getting up at the same hour each morning. By training your body to get up at a set time each day, even on weekends, you will naturally fall into a regular bedtime that corresponds to your body’s need for sleep. Some days you’ll need more sleep at night. Listen to your body, go to bed early if you are tired and avoid staying up too late. When you feel sleepy, it’s your body’s way of telling you it needs rest.

May you sleep well and wake up refreshed!

Love, Health & Happiness,

Phyllis

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