The Power of When for better life. Best advice from the Sleep Doctor.
It’s your lunch time soon.
What are you having?
Something to nourish yourself and make life a whole lot better? Or some crap to kill yourself slowly?
Not sure? — Reach out! — I’ll help to make sure that your food choices are good enough for you!
Daily Bite of Health.
It was all about sleep.
I thought I knew quite a lot about sleep, and there was nothing new for me to learn (I get that “expert/know-it-all” attitude sometimes), but I was pleasantly surprised to learn a lot of new stuff!
Like, for example, did you know that depending on your Chronotype (That is based on your sleeping patterns — early bird, night owl and more), you might want to change your sleeping patterns to perform better in all areas of life?
And you might even want to give the link to the podcast with the Sleep Doctor to your boss (If you have one, or to your boyfriend/girlfriend etc.) to prove, that you are not a slacker, because you like to stay up late and wake up late, but in fact, you might be doing your best work with the sleeping patterns that feel best for you!
Also I learned, that 8 hours of sleep, that so many health gurus recommend, is not the truth written in stone, and even the Sleep Doctor himself has been sleeping for just 6–6 and a half hours a night his whole life. — Made me think, “Finally! Someone’s talking some sense! That we are, in fact, (surprise-surprise) not all the same (genetics, environment, lifestyle, gender, nutrition, health, age, weight, height…), and we indeed might need different amount of sleep!
My most important takeaway and the top recommendation of the Sleep Doctor?
Get your sleep routine in order and start waking up and going to bed at the same time. Regular sleep routine is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your health, your life performance and well-being.
I also took the quiz suggested on the podcast to determine my sleep type and best times for me to sleep, best times for mental and physical tasks — It’s amazing how precise the result was. I kind of knew that already, because of lots of self-experiments and self-reflection, but the confirmation, that I was right, gave me additional motivation to stick to my best performance, best sleeping times and stop finding excuses not to do so.
Bottom line, if I care about my life performance and well-being, I got to do better job sticking to my routine of sleep and work, meaning sleep and work at the best times for my type.
I’m a lion by the way. (And funnily enough a Leo by astrological sign ).
An exert from my result:
“Real lions are morning hunters at the top of the food chain. This name fits morning-oriented driven optimists with a medium sleep drive.
- Four Key Personality Traits: Conscientiousness, stability, practicality, optimism
- Four Key Behaviors: Overachieving, prioritizing health and fitness, seeking positive interactions, strategizing
- Sleep/Alertness Pattern: Lions wake up bright-eyed at dawn or earlier, start to feel tired in the late afternoon, and fall asleep easily. Most alert: noon. Most productive: morning. Naps: Lions hardly ever nap. They’d rather be doing something useful.”
You can get yours following the link below.
Take the quiz, if you care about yourself and living a better life. It takes less than 5 minutes.
Enjoy your HEALTHY lunch and…
Did you walk today?
Grab a bag of nuts or a salad, or both, and go for a walk, even if it’s around the block or office.