Are you getting good sleep? What are the signs of a good sleep? In this episode, you’ll also get answers to these and other common questions like:
- When should I go to bed?
- How to get better REM sleep?
- And more…
In 12 years of health consulting, the number one complaint we hear is that people struggle with energy and sleep. If you’re tired of working with low to no energy, you will love this episode! You already know what it feels like to be exhausted, but what does a good sleep look like? Here are 5 signs that you are getting great sleep:
5 Signs of a Good Sleep
- You wake up feeling refreshed: this should be obvious, but truthfully, do you wake up feeling awake and ready for the day? To some, this may sound like a myth, but to others, it’s truth.
- You easily fall asleep: If you lie awake in bed staring at the ceiling, wondering when you will fall asleep, that’s a sure-fire sign you are not getting good sleep. When you hit the sheets, you should be able to fall asleep within 15 minutes. On the other hand, if you are falling asleep too quickly, say 1-3 minutes, that’s a sign you are over tired. Sometimes, this can be lifestyle-related: what have you eaten—was it too close to bedtime. Did you scroll your phone right before laying down etc.?
- You stay asleep: a good sign of a good night’s sleep is that you don’t toss or turn throughout the night and that you minimally wake up—if at all. This can be hard if you drink a lot of liquids before bed. It’s essential to try and hydrate a couple of hours before bed to avoid waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.
- You dream: dreaming is part of the REM sleep cycle, and remembering your dreams is a sign that you are getting REM sleep. This typically happens about 90 minutes after you fall asleep and early in the morning.
- You wake up naturally on your own at around the same time each day: this is a sign that your circadian rhythms are working well! You wake up refreshed and rejuvenated. An excellent way to reset your circadian rhythm is to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
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