This week I woke up at 3 o’clock in the morning due to the stress of a very busy week but managed to get back to sleep in less than 10 minutes.
This is a departure from my usual restless night.
Normally if I wake at an ungodly hour I immediately start scrolling and waste a good hour before returning to sleep.
Sometimes I’m so hyped that I end up awake until it’s time to get the kids up.
This week was different and getting back to sleep was easily done in less than 10 minutes by using the free Harmony app.
Here’s the free android version from Amazon.
When you download it and want to fall asleep make sure you use the meditation podcast that says (without wake up).
Why a better night’s sleep is good for your general health and well being
I’ve been using the app every night this week even when I’m not having trouble sleeping and it has massively improved the quality of my sleep.
I get more and deeper sleep.
I also fall asleep much more quickly regardless of the challenges of life ahead.
I keep forgetting just how important it is to get a decent night’s sleep for general well being and mindfulness and I’ve seen improvements in
- Decision making
- Action taking
- Clarity of thought
- Creative output
- Not giving a sh*tness levels increasing
And much more.
Let’s not forget the effect sleep has on your body’s ability time to recover, repair and build up muscles that have been fatigued during workouts.
A good night’s sleep produces growth hormones essential for athletic recovery.
There’s also the heightened food cravings from a lack of good quality sleep
Individuals who suffer from chronic lack or poor quality of sleep are likely to experience decreased brain function, hormonal imbalances, increased risk of heart disease, abnormal growth and development (seen in children and teens), decreased productivity and performance, fertility issues, poor immune and insulin responses, and an increased risk of getting in a motor vehicle accident.American Council On Exercise
That is quite a list of nasties you can suffer from sleep deprivation.So if you’re having trouble getting off to sleep or your sleep is disturbed in some way do yourself a favour and download this free Harmony app (App Store Version) plug in and press play when you settle in at night.