The ugly stepsister of living a healthy lifestyle is getting the right amount of shut eye.
We glorify healthy eating and our fitness habits as the king and queen of a healthy life. And, of course, there is no doubt that both of those are extremely important to living healthfully. But, in honor of National Sleep Awareness Week we wanted to try something new: praising our sleep habits.
How often do you see someone share a tweet of their workout success or post a status update on their Facebook page about a healthy meal that was created? Likely your answer is multiple times a day. But do you ever see someone bragging about the amount of sleep they had last night? Never. Adults should get a minimum of seven hours of sleep every evening to have optimal mind and body functioning and if you are like most of us, you are probably getting shorted.
We think that sharing your sleeping habits will encourage you to get the right amount of Z’s or, at minimum, help you spotlight your dreaming hours as a major component of living a healthy life.
So, sleep-deprived health nuts (and the like) get ready to track your sleep habits on social media and beyond by making a habit of tracking your bedtime routine. We love these apps to get you counting sheep before you know it:
1. pzizz sleep
pzizz sleep claims to be your “personal sleep assistant.” The app has built-in binaural beats and neurolinguistic programming that creates billions of soundtrack combinations to keep your mind in the sleep zone all night long. The lite version is just $0.99!
IF you want to figure out what you are up to while catching your Z’s, this app is the perfect tool to analyze your sleeping habits. The app will monitor your movements throughout the night and then gently nudge you awake during your lightest sleep phase so you arise well-rested and ready to take on the day. This app is just $0.99.
Sometimes a sleepless person’s biggest issue is falling asleep. Use this app to guide your body to rest through breathing and whole body meditations. Fall asleep fast for just $0.99.
Now, the fun part! Make a habit of sharing how much shut eye you got. Try some of these tweet ideas:
You get the picture! Whenever you do something good to help encourage healthy sleeping habits, share it with the world.
Are you ready to commit to making sleep a priority? Tell us below!
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