What Happens to Your Body and Brain if YOU cheat on Sleep?

Written: 1/21/2019 by Alun Biggart

What Happens to Your Body and Brain if YOU cheat on Sleep?

My sweet wife (Margrethe is a doctor) sent me this life changing video. 3.150.689 people have seen it now it’s your turn. Here Professor Matthew Walker shares with us why sleep is the key to happiness, health and a stress-free life full of energy to enjoy all the good things in life! Read on to learn how sleep deprived you are and how to quickly and easily get back on track!


A consistent good night’s sleep is the foundation of what I share on this website.

Watch the video below its potentially life changing!

So, there you have it if you cheat on sleep you are risking not being able to remember, increasing your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s, have a bigger chance of having a heart attack, getting cancer, may find it harder to have children, you will age faster and with a weakened immune system you will get sick much more often!

Plus, cheating on sleep as I explain in this article is the fastest way to get FAT!

But the good news is a consistent good night’s sleep will keep you happy, healthy with lots of energy to enjoy a stress-free life.

This simple test will tell you just how sleep deprived you really are!

Start by lying down in a quiet, darkened room in the early afternoon clutching a spoon, which you hold over the edge of the bed.

You then put a metal tray on the floor by your bed, check the time, then close your eyes. The question is: do you fall asleep and if so, how soon after you lie down?

The concept relies on the fact that when you eventually drift off, the spoon will drop and land on the tray causing a loud bang and wake you up.

At this point, you should immediately check the time to see how long it took you to fall asleep.

According to Professor Kleitman, who developed this test if you fall asleep within five minutes you could be severely sleep deprived while ten minutes indicates that you’re struggling to get a good night’s kip.

If you stayed awake for more than 15 minutes you're probably doing just fine.

Here is another video on the consequences of lack of sleep for you to enjoy:

How to win time in a busy life.

We live in a time of 24/7 where we are constantly on the go with seemingly too little time to achieve our daily tasks such as pleasing the boss, looking after the kids, being a good soul mate, quality time for ourselves etc.

So many people try to win time by sleeping less. But this is the biggest health and happiness mistake you or anyone else can make.

You see it’s not about how much time you are awake that is important it’s about how many things you get done in the time you are awake.

A good night’s sleep will help you get more done in less time, so the people who try to cheat on sleep are only cheating themselves and their long-term health.

What is the optimal time to go to sleep?

Many people talk about the magic 8 hours of sleep.

But it’s not just how many hours you sleep that is important it’s when you go to bed that really counts.

Did you realize your body physically recovers between 10pm and 2am and psychologically between 2 and 6 am.

So, if you go to bed at let’s say midnight then you have lost 50% of your body’s time to rest, repair and recover AND if this is your normal routine you are risking getting sick.

The absolute best thing you can do for your health is lights out as close to 10pm as possible.

If you normally go to bed at midnight etc. then make the transmission slowly. Go to bed 15 to 30 mins earlier than normal with a good book. Consider event taking a shower to relax you.

Of course, consistency is the key. You don’t have to live life as a monk, just go to bed at 9,30 to 10 pm most nights and you will really feel the difference!

And that is a promise!

7 Key steps to getting a really good night’s sleep every night

1. Firstly, make sure you sleep in complete darkness. We use both curtains and blinds to block out all of the light in our bedroom. Plus, it’s a good idea even in winter go outside at noon even on cloudy days to expose your skin to light. This helps regulate your body’s natural rhythms.

2. Next have the windows open to get some fresh air. Sleep in a cold room, if it’s too cold then put socks on etc.

3. Avoid sugary foods especially in the hours before bed and don’t drink coffee or other caffeine containing drinks after 3pm as they will keep you awake past bedtime. In addition, a glass of wine is great but too much alcohol will disrupt your deep sleep!

4. NEVER use telephone’s, iPad’s etc. in bed as the light from them keeps your body awake and stimulates your brain at a time when you should be relaxing. It’s also a good idea to turn the TV off ideally 2 hours before you would like to fall asleep. It goes without saying if you have a TV in the bed room then move it!

5. Before I was 30 I read very few books now I really look forewords to going to bed around 9,30 and reading until I am tired. Reading is a great way to develop yourself as a person and at the same time get ready for a really good night’s sleep.

6. If your head is full of thoughts then write them down on paper this often helps to calm your brain down. Even better write down 3 good things that have happened to you today. Simple things are fine.

7. As you close your eyes use a few seconds to give thanks for all the things you are grateful for. Gratitude is so amazingly powerful! Start with simple things like the food you eat, the cloths on your back. In my experience the more I am grateful for what I have the more good things I attract into my life to be grateful for! Plus, it’s an amazing way to end the day.

Conclusion

You deserve to live a long, happy and healthy life with the energy to enjoy the good things in life.

Getting a consistent good night’s sleep is the key to all you have ever dreamed of.

Go on spoil yourself with going consistently to bed on time and you will not only be healthier and happier but you will get far more done in less time.

Sweet dreams!

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