|Sometimes, you just need to catch some shut-eye!|
Sleep is tied to every system in our body, and chronic lack of sleep can lead to disruptions in the:
- Brain and nervous system
- Cardiovascular system
- Metabolic functions
- Immune system
Minimalist blogger Leo Babauta of ZenHabits has a great list on his blog about ways to increase your chances of sleeping like a baby (the peaceful, cherub baby stereotype, not the one that keeps you up all night). His abbreviated list:
- Get up early
- Establish a bedtime ritual
- Keep your room only for sleeping
- Focus your attention
- Change slowly
For more information on the importance of sleep, check out this information from the American Psychological Association. Divine Caroline also has a good article on managing the most common sleep disorders.
What is your best tip for getting a good nights sleep?