Welcome to week 9!
Last weeks challenge was about getting back to basics and for many of us it was a success. However a few of us have been struggling still and the weight loss train is coming back round to pick us all up again. So lets hop on board and do this. Its not too late to make a difference in time for Christmas. If you need some help then don't be ashamed to ask for it, just use #50lbsin50 and someone will be there. As someone reminded me this week its what the challenge is all about.
The challenges have been about making changes and things that can help us with our journeys and this weeks challenge is not exception.
Sleep is an important for our bodies to process what we have eaten for the day and recover from the days activities. For some the issue is getting to sleep and for others its waking up a lot during the night. I often find its both.
There are many apps for help with getting to sleep and with monitoring your sleep and how often you get up. I have a fitbit and many other devices do the same, or you can get apps for your phone. But a few basic things that can help are:
- reduce caffeine after 3-4pm. Your body needs 6 hours to process caffeine before you go to bed or will still feel the effects.
- Make sure your room is dark enough. Even the slightest bit of light from an alarm clock or LED standby light can effect your bodies ability to get to sleep or stay asleep.
- Stop eating 2 hours before bed. This allows your body to process food correctly and its bad for your stomach to go to bed with a full stomach.
There are lots of other techniques as well which can be found online. What do you find works for you? Do you use any apps or particular techniques?