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Importance of Sleep

With our busy schedules and non-stop hard work, sometimes the key to a healthier lifestyle is to take it slow and give our bodies a break. Believe it or not, getting enough sleep is one of the most important aspects of living a healthier lifestyle.

When we think of wellness, most of us tend to believe we always have to “do more.” Whether it’s working out longer, running farther, or pushing ourselves to go the extra mile, there is a common misconception that “more” is better. With our busy schedules and non-stop hard work, sometimes the key to a healthier lifestyle is to take it slow and give our bodies a break. Believe it or not, getting enough sleep is one of the most important aspects of living a healthier lifestyle. Healthy adults should aim to sleep for at least 7-8 hours per night. By doing so, you will be supporting the following areas of your overall health:

Energy Support: There’s no doubt that the morning after a good night’s sleep you typically feel better prepared to tackle the day ahead. By adhering to a strict bedtime routine of going to sleep and waking up each day at the same time, you’ll notice a real difference.

Mood Support: We’ve all been there; you wake up late for work after getting only 2 hours of sleep and start the day off on a bad foot. When you don’t get enough sleep, everything around you may seem more irritating than usual. Sleeping enough each night can set the right tone for your day, making your surroundings (and your attitude) a little easier to handle.

Stress Support: Lack of sleep can be detrimental to your stress levels. If you’re already feeling overwhelmed, not sleeping may add more tension to your body, and could result in a higher level of stress. When things get tough, take time for yourself to just relax. By meditating, using Nature’s Bounty Essential Oils and limiting screen time before bed, you’ll help create an environment that’s more conducive for relaxation.

Beauty Support: Sleep is uninterrupted time our bodies use to recharge, and ready us for the days ahead. After all, it’s not called “Beauty Sleep” for nothing!

For individuals looking for added sleep support, try supplementing with one of our Melatonin products.* As a supplement, Melatonin nutritionally supports sound sleep and is a great option for people experiencing occasional sleeplessness, those with jet lag, or anyone seeking to improve their quality of rest.*


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