How important it is to have enough sleep to get good results? Believe me it's really THAT important! Imagine a mobile phone which is working all day long, with all those additional stuff like WIFI, GPS, Internet and so on. Even with cutting edge technologies nowadays such phones would have enough battery only for like 12 hours. What happens when? You have to put it on a base overnight to recharge. This is quite similiar to whatever happens in your everyday life to you (not just to your phone)!. So if you would not have enough rest and recharge your batteries, you would not be able to use your abilities on 100%!
Sleep is a key component of your rest, this is why, ideally, you should always get enough sleep. Why? Because when you are sleeping, your body is producing high amount of growth hormone, testosterone and neurotransmitters. Also lack of sleep leads to the production of cortisol (stress hormone) which accelerates the catabolistic processes. In other words - sleep is good, no sleep is bad!
Here are 4 simple advices for whose who have problems with sleep:
1) Nurture the habit to go to sleep at the same time everyday. It may be difficult at first, but as the time passes the power of habit itself will make you easily go to sleep.
2) The very beginning of sleeping is characterizing with decreasing activity of body, so you can make it easier to fell asleep if you will behave more calmly, you can take a bath or listen to some relaxing music before going to bed.
3) So called "fast" carbohydrates (we have talked about them on the second week) also have "sleepy" effect on you (which is clearly felt right after lunch), so a small meal before going to bed would be good.
4) Don't watch TV or sit in front of PC before going to bed, because the streak images are stimulating your visual nerve and, respectively, your brain, making it harder to fall asleep.
Is there any more useful information about sleep? Sure it is, so we will update this info post with new things, and we will also appreciate your comments and questions!