The importance of sleep

.Getting too little sleep can have serious consequences for your health. People who don't get enough sleep often have higher levels of chronic inflammation and insulin resistance. Lack of sleep can also elevate blood sugar and lead to higher levels of hormones that causes hunger and sugar cravings.

Tips for sleeping better

- Limit eating and drinking alcohol within the hours before bed. A large meal before bed can cause indigestion that interferes with sleep. Alcohol before bed can result in waking frequently. I've noticed that when I've had something to eat before bed, I have really strange dreams. I often wake up exhausted from nightmares.

- Try to go to bed with a good blood sugar level. Elevated nocturnal blood glucose can wake you up to the bathroom which will interfere with your deep sleep. Following a ketogenic/LCHF lifestyle ensures a good blood sugar level. I sleep like a baby!

- Find a way to wind down before bed. Many recommend not watching TV before bed.

- Exercise early. There is some evidence that exercising reduces the quality of your sleep. This is a tough one for me since I have to workout at night because of my work schedule. I find myself staying up later when I excessive because I have so much new energy, which makes me more tired the next day.

Are you getting a good night sleep every night? Share your tips!