Over 30% of Canadians are sleep deprived and it has also been said that 60% of people feel tired all the time.
I don’t know about you, but there are times when I just can’t sleep, especially when I am stressed. It is a double edge sword because stress causes us not to sleep and not sleeping causes us stress.
According to a study from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, a lack of sleep significantly reduces our emotional states and even the quality of our relationships and positive thinking. Think about it, how positive are you when you are sleep deprived? And, what about the dietary choices you make? Are they better or worse when you are sleep deprived? For most people, they are worse.
A lack of proper sleep can have a massive affect on your mind and body. Regular disruption of sleep can affect the way you eat, the way you think and can even cause danger at work and while you are driving because your mind isn’t functioning properly. In Tom Rath’s book, Eat Move Sleep, he says that even losing an hour of sleep can decrease your well-being, productivity, health, and ability to think. Even with all the negative symptoms associated with lack of sleep people continue to sacrifice sleep above all else.
When it comes to managing stress, sleep is an amazing tool to help you manage your stress levels. Think about the last time you had an amazing full night sleep? Didn’t you feel wonderful? Didn’t you feel like you could tackle anything?
If this sounds like you, there is hope and lots of tools to help you get the sleep you need. I could have talked to Carolyn Schur of Schur Goode Associates for hours. She is a sleep expert whose knowledge and teaching started back in 1989. If you are a night owl, have chronic fatigue, a sleep disorder, or work shift work, Schur Goode Associates can help. They get deep down to the cause of your negative sleeping habits and provide you with tools to help you get your zzzz’s and wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day.
Sit down, relax and let Carolyn unleash your energy for excellence!
If you are struggling with this, there may be a deeper cause than daily stress. If you think you may have a sleep disorder, contact Schur Goode Associates, or your local sleep expert today. You deserve to have a healthy mind, body & soul.
Schur Goode Associates
427 Briarvale Crescent
306-975-1114 / 1-866-975-1165
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Sending you oodles of positivity, happiness & joy,
Laurie-ann Sheldrick, The Contagiously Positive Girl