There nothing more satisfying than a good night’s sleep – other than a good morning sleep in!!

The benefits of sleep are well document for:

  • A healthy immune system
  • Heart health
  • Mental health
  • Tissue and muscle repair
  • Hormonal balance
  • Metabolism

Opting for morning sleep over exercise is a luxury our body can’t afford. The best time for sleep is at night, when the natural sleep cycles are more efficient. Early to bed, early to rise, makes for a healthy, WELLthy and wise body!

Whether or not we are aware of our sleep state, it functions to restore us physically and mentally. Unfortunately, our access to sleep is vulnerable to the effects of stress, sleep disruption, aging, and many drugs (caffeine and alcohol included).

Preventing adequate sleep contributes to the run-down feelings that many people experience when dealing with financial pressure, aging, health issues, family stressors, work demands etc.

But what can be done to get more of this marvellous, mysteriously restorative sleep? There is no easy fix—we can’t turn back the clock on aging or eliminate life’s ubiquitous stressors. However, we can ensure we have a regular, pre-midnight bedtime and get adequate exercise during the day.

If you love your morning sleep, then perhaps try to imagine yourself in the morning turning off the alarm and sleeping deeply for “5 more minutes.” This technique helps me drift easily into a good night sleep.

Exercise will also help with a good night sleep and it does not have to take long; 9 minutes daily will see your body move your fitness in the right direction. Join to access your beginner 9 minute program

Live well with Health and WELLth!  

Written by Anna: Nutritionist and Exercise Coach