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Why & How of Sleep.

We sleep to regenerate body and mind.

This quote from Matthew Walker's book Why We Sleep really explains the importance well.

"Within the brain, sleep enriches our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming mollifies painful memories and creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge to inspire creativity."

In the phase of Deep Sleep you body regenerates:

Growth Hormone is produced

Physical Healing happens

Immune System recovery

Muscle Growth / Repair is facilitated.

In the phase of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) Sleep your. mind processes information: Processing complex ideas

Forming new neural pathways (Learning)

Recalibrating past and present experiences (Process trauma and emotions) Important sleep facts to consider: - We need between 7.5- 9hrs of sleep on average. Women generally need more sleep than men.

-Approximately 50% of your total sleep is deep sleep & REM Sleep. Most Deep Sleep happens early in the night.

-Early morning sunlight is a grounding point for your circadian rhythm. 10 min on unprotected eyes (even closed)

In this weeks episode of The Shero Life Podcast we discuss some basic sleep science and actionable tools to improve your sleep. If you listen please let us know what you think!

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