Not sleeping enough impacts our ability to regulate our emotions, appetite and food choices, which increase the likelihood of both overeating and consuming unhealthy foods. On the other hand, poor food choices during the day may affect how well we sleep.
Most of us associate caffeine with feeling awake or getting an energy boost right? So the idea of a coffee nap may sound crazy to you as it was for me but, it seems that drinking a cup of coffee about 20 minutes before taking a nap it’s more effective than drinking a cup of coffee or taking a nap alone.
Magnesium is considered the “anti-stress mineral” It is also a natural tranquilliser. More than 300 chemical reactions inside your body depend on it, from regulating muscle and nerve function to making protein, bone, and DNA. Your body can store magnesium, and our skeleton is the largest reservoir we have, but your body doesn’t make magnesium on its own. Ideally, we will get enough from our diet, but since most of our food grow in magnesium-deficient soil resulting in weak plant growth, Magnesium deficiency is common.
Sleep is for grandmas; you will sleep when you are dead, sounds familiar? I use to laugh from people who think that sleep is so important because when you are young, you can still get very little rest and keep going. But sleep is like a credit card, and if you miss a payment or pay late, your interest rates can change and skyrocket. Lucky me, I understood the importance of proper rest fast enough to take sleep as a serious business. I strongly recommend you to do that the same!