Friday, November 2, 2012

Why Sleep Is So Important

Please take a few minutes to click on the below link & read the article.  The article brings light to an issue that I have struggled with for many years, which is sleep.  Over an extended period of time, I have not gotten a sufficient night's sleep, & especially now that we have a newborn baby in the house.

However, I believe that ever since I had the baby a little over a month ago, my hormones are back in check, & I have been sleeping a lot better at night--that is, when the baby is sleeping.

The one thing that stuck out to me in the article was the paragraph that said, ""Anyone who uses an alarm clock "is by definition sleep-deprived," Mahowald said, "because if the brain had received the amount of sleep it wanted, you would have woken up before the alarm went off.""  I find that so true!

The answer to the problem is to attempt to get plenty of sleep each night!