The Importance of Sleep

I’ve been writing for FitKit for a few months now and I’ve been loving it.  Mostly because it challenges me to get in the kitchen each month and create new healthy recipes.  Some may find that stressful, I find it fun!

 In case you’ve missed it, here’s the recipes I’ve created or adapted for FitKit for the last few months:

Anyway, FitKit sent out a great infographic the other week on the importance of sleep.  While I’ve seen a few other bloggers share it, sleep really is super important so I wanted to make sure I did my part by sharing it with you all today.

I’ve had my fair share of sleep deprived nights (or weeks) and I can honestly say there’s a major difference in my health and over-all well-being when I haven’t had enough sleep.  And after not sleeping very well Wednesday night, Thursday was a looooong day.

Proof:

Moral of the story? Get your sleep!

 

When was the last time you didn’t sleep very well?

Have you noticed a difference in your health when you’re sleep deprived?

3 thoughts on “The Importance of Sleep”

  1. The older I get, the more I recognize the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. I don’t know how I used to do so many late nights, and get up early the next morning to teach all day. It was never a good idea–but now I don’t even WANT to be up so late. Both if it’s going to compromise how much sleep I get that night, and just in general. I’ve learned to accept that I’m just not a “late night person”, and getting my sleep makes me feel so freshed, recovered and ready for a new day.

  2. Oh how I love me some sleep… after I’ve woken. Going to sleep on the other hand has always been a rather difficult task for me. Like a little kid, I never look forward to sleeping and often procrastinate beyond what my body tells me. Ironically, I always feel better when I go to bed early. Just another example of how long term benefits should outweigh short term reward but how difficult in practice that has been for me.

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