Get 7-9 hours of sleep EVERY NIGHT. That’s right – not a couple of times a week, not just during the week or just on the weekend, but every night. Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Nicole Tolbert says that while the amount of sleep we need varies by individual, the general rule is seven to nine hours as being ideal. She cautions that even if you think that you’re one of those people who can operate on less, most people can’t operate optimally with fewer than six hours of sleep. Doing so can affect your ability to think clearly, decrease your attention span and ability to focus and decrease your reaction time and ability to make decisions. So, if you’re feeling run down, on edge, and simply not yourself, make it a priority to get 7-9 hours of sleep a night for a while, then see how you feel. It could truly change your life and your health or at the very least, your outlook on life.
For more on why sleep is so important, be sure and read more of what Nicole has to say in this article, 6 Tips For Better Sleep.