“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”
― Ernest Hemingway
Almost 100% of the patients I see don’t get enough sleep. I can’t help a patient if they don’t get quality sleep. Behavioral change demands a well rested body and mind.
Go a day without sleep, or a number of days on reduced sleep, and your cognitive impairment is equal to being legally drunk.
The hours between 10 and 6 are critical for physical and psychological repair, so start to wind down around 9 or 9:30, and don’t set the alarm too early.
High quality sleep strengthens your immune system, balances your hormones, increases your metabolism, boosts physical energy, and improves brain function.