*Editors Note: This article was updated on January 18, 2020

Are you getting enough sleep?


As an In Demand Woman, it can sometimes feel like an uphill battle to get enough sleep. Do you find yourself uttering the words, “I’m soooo tired” at the carpool pick up line, when you are out with your girlfriends or just in your own self talk?


Unless you are up all night with a newborn (less than 1 year old child) or a sick person in your home (child, spouse, partner, Grandma, etc.) you really should not always be “soooo tired”. That said, if you truly are, we encourage you to get a professional medical opinion about this before reading any further! Otherwise….please continue…


If you are finding yourself tired on a regular basis, it’s important to analyze your sleep patterns and nighttime routine to see if you can affect positive change in your life. By increasing your sleep, you will also increase your energy, mood and overall wellness.


How much sleep do I really need?


Sleep is critical for our bodies! It is the time our bodies need to recharge and recover from our day.  Getting enough sleep on a consistent basis plays  an important role in not only our physical health, but our mental health as well.


For example, sleep is essential for brain function including helping you learn, making decisions and being creative. When you get proper sleep your physical body has a chance to heal your heart and blood vessels, as well as regulate your metabolism by slowing down and getting the proper fasting time that you need.  Sleep plays a vital role in our immune system and keeps us healthy by not causing our bodies to be run down and therefore more susceptible to viruses and bacterial infections.  The list goes on.


Further, the more In Demand we become, the more often sleep gets sacrificed.  When we sacrifice our sleep, we increase our risk of sleep deprivation.   Sleep deprivation causes a host of physical issues including stress, depression, high blood pressure, weight gain, lower sex drive and memory issues.


How to implement a great nighttime routine


sleep deprivation leads to many physical issues

Why are you so tired?  What do you need to change to improve the amount of sleep and/or quality of sleep you get each night?  Here’s a simple nighttime routine that you can start implementing TONIGHT to help you get the nightly snooze session you are craving:


In conclusion


Don’t use “I’m so tired” as an excuse in your life.  You have the power and control to do what you want to do, participate in what you want to participate in and be as active as you want to be!


We hope that these tips are gentle reminders of how you can make improvements to your sleep patters NOW!


Make sure you are getting the proper amount of sleep for your body each night by setting yourself up for success with a solid, consistent nighttime routine.  If you do all that and you are still finding yourself tired, check in with your doctor and also really think about your mindset.  Cheers to your good health!

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