Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sleep - One of the Best Creations

I wonder if there are any living beings that can survive without sleeping or atleast not sleep for the longest time at a time and still live for 100 years or so.

I love sleeping, all though I might not get much of it when I want to because I am too distracted by Internet - FaceBook, Netflix etc etc.

But when I do get it, it's amazing. So amazing that I don't want to get out of my bed.

Sleeping is one of the best things that happen to us. It reminds us no matter what happens we need to relax, take it easy to get back and do what we want to do more efficiently. 

I have been trying to focus on getting more sleep. I have decently become a good early riser but need to work on sleeping early so I can get good amount of sleep where I can wake up fresh with full of energy and ready to take on the world. We can notice it and feel it in our moods when we have enough  sleep and when we don't.

FitBit has been kind of helping me keep track of how much sleep I am getting and in a way reminding me to get more sleep when I feel like slacking or say to myself "this feels like a drag". Yes that is my body telling me go get some rest and also Fitbit has become a proof of that.

Sleep scientists say 7-9 hrs of sleep and my body tends to agree. Although power naps are amazing. Resting the body through out the day whenever we can but ideally at the same times of the day helps. Creating that sleep routine works wonders. Now I automagically wake up by 5-5:30a.m in the morning unless I had a long day and didn't sleep late in the night, sometimes being awake until 2a.m

I am glad I recognized the importance of sleep and kind of consciously paying attention to it. It is as important as having fresh air to breathe, clean water to drink, nutritious food to eat. I am grateful and thankful that I can sleep peacefully.

It is now time to go to bed and wake up early in the morning for my state 39 marathon in Tulsa, OK.


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