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The best New Year’s Resolution of all: sleep more

There isn’t a single person out there today that doesn’t struggle with the constant battle between staying up later and sleeping more. Sleep is definitely the first thing that is compromised when a day gets busier. It’s tossed out the window the second a friend suggests grabbing some drinks on a weeknight at 9PM. We forget how integral sleep is to our homeostasis, productivity, and sanity every single day.

To live a truly fit and healthy life, you need to focus on exercise, diet, and sleep this year.

Sleep benefits

According to a Gallup poll, close to 40% of adults are not satisfying their required sleep intake each night. The average adult is supposed to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep, depending the person and their physical requirements.

When people skimp on sleep, they skimp on the time it takes our bodies to repair and regenerate while we’re dreaming the night away.

Make the 2017 sleep commitment

Did you know by sleeping more, you’re actually more likely to lose weight in a sustainable way? Our bodies get in the most rehabilitation, calorie burning, and relaxed regeneration when we’re busy sleeping. People who make time for 8 hours of sleep every night are more likely to keep those pounds off, and do it with a smile on their face.

Some tips for getting this year started on a good sleeping note:

  • Try going to bed earlier each night, even if it’s just by 10 minutes
  • Try to go to sleep at the same time every single night
  • Turn off electronics a solid hour before you lay down for bed
  • Develop a regimented nighttime routine

Prioritizing sleep will make your personal health, professional life, and work-life balance easier than you ever thought possible.

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