When people talk about getting healthy and becoming more active, they usually talk about nutrition and exercise. The forget one vital component: nutrition and exercise:exercise and nutrition do not occur in a vacuum. They occur in our bodies.How can we get more active lifestyles through sleep? Do you want a more active lifestyle? One way to do is to make sure you sleep right. We can learn a lot from dogs and lions. If you have a pet dog, take time to watch your dog during the day. You will discover that when it is not running around and active, you will find that it is taking nap. This is essentially sleeping in short bursts during the day. Even very powerful large animals like lions , spend a large part of their day sleeping or napping. By taking this approach, these animals balance,their sleep/wake ratio and maintain the optimal health, they need to stay active and survive in the jungle.Poor sleeping habits can make your mood and energy levels go down. If you want to have an active lifestyle, you have to maintain optimal health by maintaining your sleep/wake balance through adequate napping. This is because sleep is the vital link between nutrition , exercise, our body and the active and attractive lifestyle, we have all always desired. You have to sleep way in such that you need to meet your own basal sleep.Basal sleep is the amount of sleep required by your body to keep your body functioning at an optimal point. Sleep patterns are as individual as your personality. The quality of your sleep is often more important than the actual number of hours .However,you cannot completely discount the number of hours you sleep everyday, because of your sleep debt. Sleep Debt is the number of hours you lose due to either poor sleeping habits, sickness, or other problems that keep you awake. We all know that due to pressures from work and family life, we tend not to sleep as enough. Some of us even sleep as little as only 4 hours per day.Yet, studies show that most adults need between 7 to 8 hours of basal sleep per night. Sleep Debt is connected to those times when you are feeling sleepy and tired, even if you just slept for 7 hours. One way to get round this problem is by napping. Most naps are short term and last about 20 or 30 minutes. Studies have shown that there are ways you can nap.You can do by this by having a planned nap. an emergency nap or a habitual nap.
- Planned napping is the act of taking a nap to compensate for having to stay up later than usual. You nap in advance so you can manage to stay awake later into the evening.It may also help pay for your sleep debt.
- An emergency nap is one such as having to stop and rest when driving long distances. This is to avoid getting over tired and being involved in an accident. You can do this at a safe gas station or safe rest area.
- Habitual napping is taking a nap at the same time each day. Young children are accustomed to having a nap after lunch each day. It would be good for us as adults to do the same.
Improving your sleep balance by napping will help to restore your energy and lift your mood. This will help you get a more active lifestyle and find more joy and happiness in your daily life. For more ways to remove blocks to your transformative abundant living. Click on Unlimited Abundance.