We talk about the importance of proper sleep often; sometimes it may seem like we talk about it a little too often. It’s not because we’re sleep-obsessed, it’s because sleep comes up within the realm of healing on so many seemingly Unrelated topics that it’s simply unavoidable. Sleep is our repair time. Our brains integrate all they’ve learned during the day, our bodies are killing off old, weak cells and regenerating new, healthy cells, we’re building muscle, our immune systems are calibrating. That’s just the tip of the iceberg with sleep! Did you know that just one night of disrupted sleep can cause your body to be as insulin resistant as someone with type 2 Diabetes the following day?
Further, and night owls will be annoyed by this fact, the human body functions on a 24-hour circadian cycle. The sleep our bodies get between the hours of 10:00pm and 2:00am is arguably the most important sleep of the night. Much of the lack of sleep that’s happening with participants in our practice is admittedly because “I’m just not going to bed on time.” While it’s not a simple fix because there’s a lot going on that prevents people from getting to bed at a decent hour, there are things many of us can begin to do to restructure our routines to enable a better night’s sleep consistently. Doing so will help you be smarter, more focused, more creative, and healthier. In the month of September this year, we’ll talk about how to set yourself up for great sleep at our classes. Check out the calendar here to see when classes are offered, and let the front desk know which one you’re coming to – and who you’re bringing with you (yes, your loved ones need to know how to sleep too!)