Do You Get Enough Sleep?

Do you get enough sleep? Are you SURE?

As a mom, I see a lot of charts and advice about how much sleep my preschooler needs. In fact, this weekend I read a fantastic article about how to help your little one get to sleep more quickly.

As I was reading, I couldn’t help but think that there’s no one in MY life who cares about how much sleep I’m getting. I mean, of course my family is happier when I’m well rested, but no one is going to research how to help me get to sleep, or worry about whether I’m going to bed early enough.

sweet dreams

This is why self-care is so important.

Because as a grown-up, YOU are responsible for taking care of your health. Did you know that you need between 6 and 9 hours of sleep EACH night? Are you getting it?

Did you know that if you’re sleepy when your alarm goes off, you’re probably sleep deprived?

Did you know that sleep deprivation can cause weight gain and hamper weight loss?

Did you know that reading your smart phone or tablet in bed can reduce your sleep regulating hormones?

I’m passionate about everyone getting enough sleep! As a former insomnia sufferer, I know that the struggle is real. I want you to go to bed each night with calm confidence that you’ll sleep soundly, no matter what.

I’m worried about your sleep!

Tell me in the comments: what’s your biggest sleep challenge? What have you done to address it? What’s worked, and what hasn’t?