Getting Enough Sleep?

After about a 10 minute yawning session with one of my co-workers, I was asked “Do you get enough sleep”? Fortunately I was able to share with her that I did, knowing that I actually get more than the average person. A bonus is that my work schedule is somewhat flexible so I begin my work day sometimes at 1pm, when others have already put in 4-5 hours on their job.

According to researchers the average person needs 7-8 hours of sleep each night. However, almost 35% of Americans receive less than 6 hours. After researching this area extensively for my book “How to Be Schoolgirl Skinny”, I learned that developing a pattern of not getting enough sleep can impact our bodies is several ways other than just making us drowsy throughout during the day.

For example, research has indicated that not receiving enough sleep consistently can contribute to high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. Therefore, I have a general rule when it comes to sleeping. And it is simply “get up when you are no longer sleepy and tired.” Then you know that you are ready to face the day and tackle anything that life throws at you.

What’s important is that you get enough sleep so that you stay focused and alert throughout the day, you not irritable and you simply provide your body with the opportunity to rejuvenate itself. Remember even God rested on the 7th day. For more information on the importance of getting enough sleep. Watch this video below by Dr. Evan Stepp.



Published by AskDrCris

Hi, I'm Dr. Crystal Green Brown, Ph.D. (aka Dr. Cris). I'm the owner of Ask Dr. Cris, the Spiritual Life Coach & Speaker LLC, which is a full-service Career, Education, Health, Wellness & Nutrition Consulting firm that assists businesses, educational institutions, organizations, individual clients, and students who are in need of transitioning your career, identifying your purpose in life or desiring to live a healthier more spiritual-enriched life. Through my website, you can learn more about my #1 best selling book Visual Prayer: How to Create a Spiritual Vision Board or my other popular dietary book How to be Schoolgirl Skinny. You can also SHOP AskDrCris for other books and spiritual gifts. Through my AskDrCris Blog, you will receive weekly updates on career tips, learn details on manifesting your vision through the spiritual vision board process, in addition to education, health, wellness, and nutrition tips. My intention is to provide spiritual guidance and suggestions that will guide followers with insight on living and maintaining a more prosperous, healthy, and blessed life.

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