WEEK ONE: Steps+Sleep-why do we care?

GOAL OF THE WEEK:

To try sleep at least 49 hours in 7 days. In this first week of the challenge, we are asking you to track how many hours of sleep you have in one night & then the week. While keeping track of sleep- your point system this week is to count one hour of sleep as one point. For example -  49 hours = 49 sleep points.  So at the end of this week - before Monday- please send your sleep & step totals to Denise.


WHY DO WE CARE ?  Well the most under rated aspect of health care is not enough sleep. All you new parents know just what I am talking about. What happens in the sleep process is that the body gets to create certain hormones that cannot be replenished in any other way. There is no pill that can re-produce what needs to happen at night & during sleep. Without deep and consistent  sleep habits, the body cannot work well. With consistent poor sleep, stress becomes a way of life & weight loss becomes almost impossible. No matter the cause, insomnia is the most common sleep complaint among Americans. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 30%-40% of adults say they have trouble sleeping all the time.

Healthy adult sleep ranges for those 26-64 years old is 7-9 hours a night.

Impacts of Poor Sleep: You will not be able to lose weight, the hormones in the body are out of balance. Less productive during wake time. (And If you have a sleep partner, ask them if you snore a lot, that can be a sign of sleep apnea, a health issue that needs medical attention.)

 

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Kevin O'Shea