World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day

Friday, March 13

By Alysse Anderegg, WAC Dietitian & Wellness Coach

Happy World Sleep Day! Time is precious with busy work schedules, long commutes and numerous commitments. Sleep and exercise are often sacrificed in the process. When it comes down to sleep vs. exercise, experts recommend getting those extra Zs, especially if you are sleeping less than seven hours a night. Sleep deprivation can compromise your ability to think clearly, contribute to low energy, and negatively impact your metabolism and weight. Furthermore, exercise can be a huge driver in improving sleep quality. So, making time for adequate sleep and regular exercise is a health game changer. If you are someone that is struggling to find balance with sleep, exercise and/or diet, register for health coaching to address multiple facets of your wellness. As life in the current climate slows down a bit,  now is a great opportunity to add more rest into your routine—not to mention that sleep is great for your immune system!

Make room for both sleep and exercise this weekend with a seven to nine hours of good quality rest and an post-lunch fitness session.

Here’s a few tips from the Sleep Foundation for getting great shuteye:

  • Maintain a consistent sleep schedule, even on the weekends
  • Create a relaxing bedtime ritual
  • Design the ideal sleep environment—cool, quiet, and dark. White noise machines are a good tool, too.

Read more about Alysse and how she can help you overcome health barriers and create lifestyle changes that lead to healthier and happier living. Contact her at aanderegg@wac.net or 206.839.4782.

—Posted March 13, 2020

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