The importance of sleep - Be a Good Earthling

The importance of sleep

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An average person will sleep over 220,000 hours in their lifetime. This information alone tells us how important this part of our life is. Despite the fact that we spend around one-third of our life sleeping, many of us find it really hard to spend any more money than we really need to on our beds. Most of us don’t think twice before buying a new car, but when it’s time to buy a new pillow we look to save money.

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”

–Thomas Dekker

Humans are built in a way that makes our life impossible without sleeping. We’d literally die if we wouldn’t sleep. Based on experimental researches one can go up to 11 days without sleep before he/she would actually die. Luckily we normally fall asleep long before that.

When we sleep our body regenerates and prepares us for the next day’s challenges. Every disease is best cured while we sleep. It’s pretty amazing the way our body is built – we just have to lay down, close our eyes and let it do the trick.

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Good night sleep guidelines

Below is a short list of some of the most important guidelines to consider when it comes to sleeping.

1.) Stretch before you go to bed.

2.) It is recommendable not to eat anything at least 2 hours before bedtime.

3.) Drink a glass of warm water just before you go to bed to keep your body hydrated over the night.

4.) Taking a cold shower before sleeping can improve the quality of your sleep.

5.) Sleep in complete darkness and in a colder environment.

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.”

–Irish proverb

6.) Medically speaking, sleeping on your left side is the best option.

7.) Aim for 7 – 9 hours of sleep per night.

8. ) Treat yourself to a high-quality mattress and a pillow.

9.) Buy bedding made out of high-quality materials.

10.) Change your bedding often enough.

11.) Do not go to bed too late. According to scientists, the best time to sleep is between 21:30 – 6:30.

In case you’re interested in reading more about the importance of sleeping follow this link.

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We hope you’ll find it super easy to implement these guidelines into your life and finally get the sleep you deserve.

“To achieve the impossible dream, try going to sleep.”

–Joan Klempner

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Nighty night 😉

Love,

Good Earthlings