Avoiding Brain Fog Eat real food ALWAYS eat breakfast Eat often Combine protein with carbohydrate
And the woods are lovely, dark and deep But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. --Robert Frost
Sleep Quiz Do You: 1.Fall asleep the moment your head hits the pillow? 2.Need an alarm clock to wake in the morning? 3.Feel drowsy when driving? 4.Feel slow or frustrated when faced with thinking, problem solving, and creative tasks?
Sleep Debt and Performance Increased weight gain Loss of coping skills Lack of interest in socializing Reduced immunity Reduced productivity
REM and Brain Power 1.Memory storage and retention
REM and Brain Power 1.Memory storage and retention 2.Memory organization and reorganization
REM and Brain Power 1.Memory storage and retention 2.Memory organization and reorganization 3.New learning and retention through replenishment of neurotransmistters
Sleep Experiment Step 1: Select a bedtime when you will be able to fall asleep easily. Try to make this bedtime at least 8 hours before you need to wake up. Maintain that bedtime for a week and note the time you wake up. If after a week you need an alarm clock to rise or if you find yourself at all tired during the day, you haven’t slept enough.
Sleep Experiment Step 2: If you’re not sleeping enough, keep your waking time constant and go to bed 15 to 30 minutes earlier for a week. Repeat with an even earlier bedtime if, after a week, you are still showing signs of sleep deprivation.
Sleep Experiment Step 3: Once you’ve established a correct bedtime, try cutting back by 15 minutes and track whether that produces feelings of daytime drowsiness.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, an the wisdom to know the difference. --Reinhold Niebuhr
The Physiology of Stress Muscles contract Metabolism speeds up Increased rate of breathing Digestive system shuts down Arteries in arms and legs constrict Blood clots more quickly
The Least Leveraged Asset Health is not a luxury or a fringe benefit… It is an essential asset.
We are always motivated for something, the goal is to figure out for what Not, “Why aren’t you motivated? But rather, “For what are you motivated?
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