What Lack of Sleep Does To Your Brain
A topic I endlessly discuss with patients. Our culture seems to undervalue the benefits of sleep. Plus our addiction to screens that both excite our brains before bedtime and emit blue light that disrupts our circadian rhythm, is the highest form of self sabotage. I myself have a history of poor sleeping but for the past few years have tried to improve it by establishing good sleep hygiene protocols. It works, not immediately and not every night, but overall my sleep is much better now. If you are trying to exercise and eat well for your health, you need to also take sleep seriously. Other than having a quiet dark room the biggest tip is probably to get to bed earlier – seeing as most people don’t have flexibility over the time they need to get up in the morning.
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