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We all need to appreciate and grow our lives with healthy habits, and last as long as we can. We can grow and share our knowledge with our children... & their children. Grow with valued friends and continue to follow our interest's (to avoid Alzheimers). The bottom line is to take care of your body... it's your permanent place to live.

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How important is sleep? What happens if we do not get enough?
It's important to get enough sleep because sleep helps keep your mind and body healthy.
Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of good quality sleep on a regular schedule each night.
By far the healthiest option for most people, sleeping on your back allows your head, neck, and spine to rest in a neutral position. This means that there's no extra pressure on those areas, so you're less likely to experience pain. Sleeping facing the ceiling also ideal for warding off acid reflux.

You might be sleep deprived if:

  • Your memory is short
  • You get sick often
  • You get sick often
  • You are hungrier than normal
  • Your motor skills are off

What good sleep will do for you:

  • Increase your energy
  • Sharpen your concentration
  • Stronger immune system
  • Better decision making
  • Improved physical health
  • Improved memory
  • Better handle on stress


Prepare your body for sleep:

  • Stick to a sleep schedule
  • Exercise early in the day
  • Limit daytime naps
  • Get a comfortable pillow and mattress
  • Pay attention to what you eat and drink
  • Be aware of hidden caffeine
  • Turn off devices
  • Shower or wash your face
  • Brush your teeth
  • Take your last supplements of the day
  • Lower the lights
  • Free your mind
  • Read with low light
  • Listen to a sound machine

Herbs to help you sleep better:

  • Lemon Balm
  • Passion Flower
  • Valerian Root
  • These 3 are often found packaged together in ninthime teas, and sleep aid capsules.
  • Phospharidylserine – a calming nutrient
  • 5-HTP – the precursor to the hormone Melatonin
  • Melatonin – is a hormone that should be used sparingly.

Read more about the importance of a good nights sleep. The Importance of healthy sleep

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