Noticed how when you don’t sleep very well all you eat is carbs, sweets, chocolate...crisps.... All the fun things we know we shouldn’t eat in excess. But after a crappy nights sleep, it all goes out of the window. Your body is pretty smart in the fact when you don’t get enough sleep it looks for food to give you energy and that comes from sugary and carby foods. However there’s also long term health issues associated with sleep disruption.
It can have an impact on your heart health, your mental health and even brain function. 7-9 hours sleep a night seems like a long distance dream for some people so if you’re not sleeping well there are a few things you can do to look after yourself. Watch your snack intake
Mindful eating means not putting your hand in a family size bag of crisps and eating the entire thing.
Take out a portion, put the crisps away. Out of sight out of mind. Get moving
We know its super important to look after our hearts, I mean duh they keep up alive. But how much cardio are you doing? If any.
Are you hitting 10,000 steps a day? So many questions I know but you get the point. Puzzles/ brain games
Remember when everyone went mad for those brain games on the Nintendo DS? Puzzles and things are good for the grey matter up there. Drink less
I can hear a sharp inhale as I type this BUT alcohol massively effects your sleep and not in a good way. If you’re a regular drinker and a regular non sleeper, the two might be linked.