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# 17: Sleep Matters! What's Disrupting Your Sleep? (1 of 2)

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Contact Jessica Dogert, RDN: jessdogert@gmail.com

Contact Marisa Moon, Primal Health Coach: marisa@marisamoon.com

Meet Marisa & Jessica September 9, 2018 at Chicago Fitness Event: Stengthinthecity.com or marisamoon.com/strength-in-the-city

Are you sabotaging your sleep? Here are common sleep disruptors: being too hot/cold, working on our laptops or cell phones in bed, stress/anxiety, drinking alcohol near bedtime, drinking coffee, tea, and drinks containing caffeine before bed, using an alarm clock, working out 2 hours before bedtime, sex at bedtime, travel/jet lag, EMF's, sleep position/sleep apnea, etc.

Did you know that 35% of the population state that they don’t get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep a night. Research continues to find that even this slight lack of sleep can cause weight gain, anxiety, impaired immune function, inefficient detoxification, poor memory, and out-of-whack hormones. Interestingly enough, those who are sleep deprived don’t even know they are sleep deprived.

Ariana Huffington wrote a NY times best seller called The Sleep Revolution transforming your life one night at a time and she states: We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, with profound consequences to our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What we need is nothing short of a sleep revolution. 

Matthew Walker, PhD and author of Why We Sleep says “failed by the lack of public education, most of us do not realize how remarkable a panacea sleep truly is. Sleep is the universal health care provider, and it’s free. “

Many successful people claim to need only 4-6 hours per night but those claims are squashed by science and probability. Only between 0%-1% of the population has a rare gene which allows them to function optimally on under 8 hours of sleep per night.

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