Sleeping often seems like a giant waste of time. I mean, just think about it – you’re spending around 33% of your whole life in a state where you aren’t actively LIVING…

Imagine what you could do with all that extra time! There MUST be a really great reason for sleep, right?

Well, there is. You NEED to sleep in order for your body to work optimally when you’re awake, and take care of all the ‘heavy lifting’ from an internal perspective.

According to the research, lack of quality sleep is linked to weight gain and obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, heart disease, stroke, and a greater risk of death.

Your brain is constantly working while you sleep – making sure that you’re in an ideal state to give your waking hours your very best. There are hundreds of things that sleep influences, but one of the big ones is hormone health, which is incredibly vital for weight loss.

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Here’s how to get the most out of your ‘sleepy-time’:

1. Get to bed at the same time every day

Getting to bed at a similar time every night definitely helps your brain to get into going-to-bed mode. This routine is important as there are few things as frustrating as lying awake, trying to get to sleep. By making your bedtime a routine, you will help your body prepare for sleep and you should find getting to sleep easier, so you won’t be counting sheep anymore.

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