Sleep is your secret weapon for fighting aging and boosting brain function. One of the biggest lies we tell ourselves is that we can do just fine on 5 or 6 hours of sleep. This couldn't be further from the truth!
One of the reasons that we think we can function fine on less sleep is because research shows that people are unable to recognize decreases in performance and brain power due to inadequate sleep.
When you are not getting enough sleep, you are walking around like the emperor in the fairy tale The Emperor's New Clothes. You think everything is fine, but everyone else can see that it isn't.
Are you ready to take your sleep seriously?
Here are the two areas that we need to tackle when it comes to getting enough sleep.
Behavior Related Sleep Deprivation
A lot of the sleep issues that plague Americans are self-inflicted. Below we will talk about negative changes that happen with age that make getting quality sleep more difficult. But a lot of the sleep problems people face can be corrected by changes to routines, habits, and behaviors.
This is good news!
There is a lot that you can do, at any age, to improve your sleep. When it comes to behavior-related sleep deprivation, we will go about solving the problem by making sleep a priority and creating an environment in your bedroom that makes quality, restful sleep easy.
Age Related Sleep Loss
One of the biggest changes that happens as we get older is changes in our sleep. For example, we get less deep sleep. Deep sleep is physically restorative sleep. It is also when memories are optimized and stored away as long-term memories. While science hasn't uncovered the root cause of these age-related changes, I have some simple steps that you can take to start optimizing your sleep for better health at any age...
I have a 5 step plan to help you get started....