The Importance Of Sleep
Over here at DPK we talk a lot about health in terms of what you eat and how you move.
One territory we’ve never dove into before, but is critical to good health, is your SLEEP!
Yes, the importance of catching those zzz’s.
You’ve heard it all before— get 8 hours of sleep every night. Sure, we feel great when we are consistently hitting those numbers, but what is actually going on on the inside when this happens (or doesn’t happen)?
Your body’s internal clock, a.k.a. your circadian rhythm, is the key player in regulating your sleep-wake cycle. This clock tells your body when it’s time to wake up in the morning and when to start relaxing and thinking about going to bed in the evening.
In a perfect world, we we all wake up and fall asleep around the same time so your body can find its natural rhythm and settle into a consistent cycle. However, many don’t realize the importance of this. More often than not, regular sleep is the first thing to go when things get busy, and we understand!
It is very difficult to perform at and feel your best if a poor sleep schedule has thrown off your internal clock. In fact, an irregular sleep schedule can cause a lot of issues, including irritability, drowsiness, changes in mood, memory problems, trouble focusing, headaches, and a decline in cognitive skills. Many also report experiencing restless sleep, meaning you never actually enter the best stages of the deep, quality sleep your brain and body need to restore themselves. Recovery from your workouts? Deep sleep. Your body’s natural time to detox? Deep sleep.
This is just one of the many reasons we started Dallas Prep Company. The hours upon hours you spend grocery shopping, cooking, prepping… this time can go back towards spending time with your friends, family, career, etc, AND right back to yourself in the form of sleep and implementing other healthy habits it takes to live your #bestlife.
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