Sleep In…Often!


After a hectic week, sleeping in feels so good!  Turning over in bed when the sun starts to peak in through the curtains, I easily get lulled back to sleep even with all the traffic noise of urban living.  For some people the noise would make it difficult to sleep, but my body know when it needs to rest.

Sleep is essential for your health and in particular to replenish your brain power.  We’ve talked about sleep in some of our earlier posts on sleep and on weight gain and want to remind you that good health depends on getting restful sleep.

The Evidence

Dr. Mercola has written an excellent article highlighting some of the latest studies that outline potential health issues when not getting enough sleep.  Check it out here.

Below is another excellent resource for information on the effects of sleep and brain function.   At a TedMed Conference in San Francisco in September 2014, the neuroscientist, Jeff Iliff, presented some of his research on sleep.  Fascinating research that makes a strong point for getting your sleep.

https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/jeff_iliff_one_more_reason_to_get_a_good_night_s_sleep.html

Stay on a healthy track by keeping up with your sleep needs.

Recipe of the Week:  Savory Quinoa Squares

 

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About aspireperspirenourish

We are sisters who share a passion for healthy living! Each of us brings different knowledge and skills to this project, some similar experiences and a whole lot of shared passion for mindful, fit and nutritious living. This blog is our way of spreading our knowledge and passion about motivation, fitness and nutrition for everyday living. It is also our forum for finding like-minded people from whom we can learn. To learn more about us, please see our "About" page.
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