Staying healthy is a vital part of being a successful entrepreneur. And for me sleep is one of the primary ways I attain it. Because of our busy lives devoted to our business, sleep is often sacrificed. However, depriving our self of sufficient sleep can have long-term consequence.
Sleep deprivation can lead to a myriad of health problems, such as: a weakened immune system, accelerates tumor growth (because it impairs melatonin’s release, which has anti-cancer abilities), can cause a pre-diabetic state, impairs memory and problem solving abilities, prematurely ages the body and leads to energy crashes. However, quality sleep can ameliorate these from occurring.
Here are some helpful tips for getting a good night’s sleep. Strive for seven to nine hours of sleep every night, and go to bed at the same time ever night including weekends. Sleep in complete darkness as light disrupts getting deep sleep. If you are unable to block out the light, wear an eye cover such as the “Mindfold Mask”. Avoid sleeping within six feet of an electrical appliance; clock, radio, TV, computer, because they give off an electromagnetic pulse which interferes with the pineal gland that secretes melatonin and getting deep sleep. Also curtail your cell phone use which impedes pineal gland function. Avoid before-bed-snacks particular grains and sugars which can elevate blood sugars and delay sleep, or caffeinated beverages within 5 hours of going to sleep. Put your work away two hours before bedtime to unwind your mind. Meditate or pray before sleep, which helps prepare for sleep. Sprinkle some lavender oil on your pillow, it has a calming effect. Or drink some Bedtime herbal teas to relax the body and mind before bed.
When you get deep, restorative, uninterrupted sleep, you wake up rested, rejuvenated and refreshed, and have more energy. Are focused and attentive, and accomplish more in your day. Moreover you are protecting your health long-term. Get your “beauty” sleep.