MELT YOUR BODY.
Use these truths to optimize your nightly regeneration.
MYTH: Everyone needs 8 hours of sleep.
Sleep need is unique to each person but, on average, 95% of people need 6 to 9 hours per night. For optimal health, it is recommended adults sleep 7 or more hours on a regular basis.
FACT: You can make up for lost sleep.
Naps are a great way to pay back sleep debt if you are sleep-deprived. However, it could impact your sleep drive for the following night so you have to be aware and plan.
FACT: Your food cravings could be due to your sleep schedule.
Insufficient rest, , or constantly shifting your sleep schedule, disrupts the balance of appetite-regulating hormones.
MYTH: If you have a partner, you should be on the same sleep schedule.
Again, everyone’s sleep requirements are unique. However, it’s important that you understand each other’s needs and do what you can to accommodate them.
FACT: People can either be night owls or early birds.
These are examples of chronotypes. Your chronotype is your own personal biological clock that controls your body's rhythms.
FIGHT INFLAMMATION WITH CHERRIES.
Cherries contain high levels of anthocyanins, compounds (a.k.a antioxidants ) responsible for reducing inflammation in the body by combating oxidative stress. Studies show that anthocyanins can help relieve muscle pain after an intense bout of exercise. Add them to a smoothie or cut them up and use to garnish a salad. Just be sure to buy cherries with the darkest skin color as this signifies a higher level of antioxidants.
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