Self Care Tuesday: Sleep

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Getting proper rest is key to self-care and well being. Unfortunately, I am a commuter and I wake up at 4:30am. At times I don’t always practice what I preach. By nature I am a night owl. I have to train myself to go to bed early, however when I don’t get enough sleep it impact the way I show up with people I am committed to serving. When you don’t get enough sleep you put yourself at risk health wise.

Individuals exhibiting normal sleep patterns will generally sleep 7-8 hours per night. Numerous studies indicate that individuals who routinely experience fewer than 6 hours of sleep per night, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, often suffer physiological and emotional consequences, including:

  • Increased risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Memory loss

So tonight turn off that television early and get a good night of sleep.

Ms. Culture Keeper-

 

 

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