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the simplest ways to increase your inner resources is to sleep more. It sounds
obvious and too easy but it's surprising just how many people simply don't
get enough sleep.
is crazy as it's while you sleep that your body does its repair and
house-keeping, which leads on to your renewal and refreshment.
Not enough sleep has
been linked to:
immune system functioning
of physical energy
glucose metabolism which may lead on to diabetes
How much sleep do we
the average figures often quoted are:
- Age zero
to two - 13 to 17 hours sleep a night.
- Age two
to ten - 9 to 13 hours sleep a night.
- Age ten
to sixteen - 10 to 11 hours sleep a night.
- Age sixteen
to sixty-five - 8 to 9 hours sleep a night.
sixty-five and over - 6 to 8 hours sleep a night.
might vary quite a bit with your activity level and owing to natural variance.
natural variance isn't as large as you think. You may remember a politician
from the 1980s who famously only had 3 hours sleep a night and you know what
a mad old fruit-cake they turned out to be (although many of us had our
suspicions of this at the time).
of us have a fatigue debt so what I'm suggesting to you is that for this
week you go to sleep one hour earlier than usual every night. Yes that's
right get an extra hour's sleep a night and allow your body to catch up.
You may have to miss some soap operas or reality TV shows by going to bed
earlier but we see this as an added bonus.
for a week and see what difference it makes to you.
through rest comes rest-oration!