Ever noticed how many coffee shops there are? Why do you think that is?
Because none of us get enough sleep!
“Yeah yeah yeah, I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Clever, except that sleep is essential for brain rest Sleep is when the body heals and repairs itself.
All kinds of junk assaults your system: polluted air, chemicals in our food, a heavy night of partying, your jerk-hole boss…these stressors pile up and cause damage to your DNA (also known as CANCER)
There are damaged cancerous cells in your body right now! Yeah, you heard me, but the good news is, your body is a fine-tuned machine that heals itself. And when you are good to your bod, it repairs damaged DNA pretty, gosh darn well. But when you are stressing the system and not allowing time for repair…well…let’s just say you’re making it hard to dodge the big-bad-illness bullet.
Besides, when you are under-slept and over caffeinated, life becomes a constant rush from one place or project to the next. Years go by and you can’t remember any of the details. It’s a blur of faces and events. That’s not the best version of how it could be.
So do yourself a solid and get 8 hours of sleep, mmkay?
*picture borrowed from help guide.org