This week there seems to have been a lot in the media about the importance of better sleep.
Which is so fabulous, as we often think of eating better, exercising better to improve our health and happiness, but it seems that better sleep has an even bigger impact on our overall health than what we eat or how we move.
I just heard about an amazing study, the ‘daylight savings time’. It is conducted twice a year on over 1.5 billion people across 70 countries and shows a massive 24% increase in heart attacks due to the loss of just one hour’s sleep.
In the autumn there’s a 21% decrease in heart attacks. That’s pretty incredible to me. Just one hour’s sleep results in such massive biological differences and such a marked effect on our biology.
It’s so bizarre that sleep is the absolute cornerstone of good health but is often undercooked as a ‘nice to have’.
Worse, sleepy-heads are called lazy and those who sleep less are applauded as being more productive, whereas it’s actually the other way round!
Those who get their 8 hours are healthier, are able to lose weight easier, have better athletic performance, improved cognition skills, improved memory, are seen as more charismatic, more inspiring leaders, are more productive and happier!!
But how to get better sleep? Well, read all about it in my blog.
And take part in our Sleep Challenge – we’re re-starting the sleep challenge this week.
Kat and Team MFML
Check out this short video about Kat’s healing journey with yoga and why she started MFML. It’d be great to know, in the comments section of the YouTube video what led you to start practicing yoga, and has yoga helped heal you, or has MFML kept you healthy?