Did you know that a giraffe on average will sleep less than 2 hours per day?
At the other end of the animal kingdom spectrum, the Brown Bat snoozes for nearly 20 out of the 24 hours in a day.
Most humans seem to range between 6-8 hours.
For much of my life having employment that was primarily afternoon/evening focused, I found myself becoming a “night owl” and that stayed with me well into my adult life.
I would generally not return from work until around midnight most nights and would be lucky to finally be in bed by 1:30 a.m.
When I decided to sell my business that changed dramatically.
For the first time since high school my schedule became more “normalized” for the most part and I was waking up with the rest of the world and also going to bed for what previously I would of considered “old folks bedtime.”
The cycle of the day
There is something to be said for the natural biological circadian rhythm that has been passed down to us through millions of years.
Through eons of evolution we are designed to wake with the dawn of sunlight and begin to retire for rest and recuperation at sundown, but for a large portion of society this natural cycle of the day is beyond their control.
We are oftentimes at the mercy of work schedules and other modern intangibles.
Are you getting enough sleep?
Optimizing sleep can pay huge dividends to your physical, mental, & emotional health and most people probably feel like they could use a bit more.
We live in a very “stimulated” society, not only in the form of coffee, energy drinks and for us gym junkies, pre-workout formulas, but also entertainment and over-saturation of constantly being “plugged in” to a device of some form.
It can be increasingly difficult to “unplug” and unwind from the modern world.
Your emphasis and prioritization on sleep can do wonders for not only your overall health and physique, but also your mental and emotional states.
Sleep is crucial to proper natural hormone optimization which will deliver a huge percentage of your results.
Next time I will discuss some of the experiments and techniques I personally used to combat a long battle with insomnia and improve both the quality & quantity of my own sleep habits.