2. HOURS OF SLEEP BEFORE MIDNIGHT (= NEXT LEVEL RESULTS)
Did you know you get even MORE benefit if you maximise the amount of hours sleep you have before midnight?
As the sun goes down, our circadian rhythm (internal body clock) causes our cortisol (stress hormone) levels to start dropping and our melatonin (sleep hormones) to rise.
This starts the process of our body winding down to sleep.
At around 2am our cortisol levels start to rise again preparing for us to come out of our sleep state, meaning the “early to bed, early to rise” saying actually holds truth as being beneficial.
If you are normally a night-owl, this may be hard for the first couple of nights, but if you set an alarm and get up early the first morning, you’ll be tired earlier on the second night which will help start the cycle.
3. KEEP THE CONSISTENCY:
Consistency gets the results!
The process of consciously testing and analysing the impact of sleep will become a learning you remember for the future.
This week, create a sleep diary and record your results.
Notice the difference between your sleep pattern the night before and how you are feeling the next day- if you are stressed or balanced/ calm, tired or energised, flat or motivated.
Almost always you will find the times you report feeling good you will notice your sleep the night before was good too.
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