Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

Need Sleep?

Most of us are so driven by the clock that we pay more attention to it than we do to our own bodies. Did you know that your body constantly working to stay in balance, and that it can and will balance itself if you let it.

There's a lot of debate out there about how much sleep a person really needs. The problem with any sort of generalized guidelines is that every person needs a different amount of sleep. In fact, you might need different amounts of sleep on different nights - depending on what's going on in your life.

The best way to determine how much sleep you need is to listen to you body. On the weekends, when you don't have to salute the alarm clock, experiment with waking up naturally. See what time you wake up and how many hours you slept. Check in with how you feel with that amount of sleep, then adjust accordingly.

Your body's internal wisdom is always right on the money. Trust it - it knows you better than anyone else!

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