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The Wellness for All workshop series offers MANY topics dealing with well-being. Wellness workshops are available digitally to schools for staffs and students, healthcare centres, and for parents and families too. Health hacking hints made easy! Created with experts in many fields of healthcare, psychology and education.

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The Science of Better Sleep

Taken from a workshop by Dr. Michael Breus, sleep expert

Sleep directly correlates to your performance at work, with relationships, longevity, your emotional state and happiness. It is often the missing ingredient in wellness plans. It is time to really look at your sleep and how restorative it is. Sleep is the prescription for rejuvenating your mind and body, increasing your energy reserves and vitality-not sleeping pills. They clog and fog you up eventually.

As sleep deprivation climbs, so does the obesity factor. Five different things happen when you become sleep deprived:

Why?

Because when you are sleep deprived, high levels of cortisol occur, and your brain gets exhausted, so your brain craves carbohydrates to increase serotonin. Eating a cookie or candy bar will quell that desire. If you weren’t sleep deprived, it wouldn’t happen in the first place. You won’t get cravings.

Sleep is the prescription for rejuvenating your mind and body, increasing your energy reserves and vitality – not sleeping pills.

How to Hack this Problem Immediately By:

Be wise, don’t fall for these lies. Follow this action-plan, since you now know better!

There are several paradigms that we need to change about sleep. These are lies that we are trained to adopt as a society, which are:

Frightening Facts!

If you are sleep deprived, it affects you physically. It slows down your reaction time by 33%!

If you have a cup of coffee at 5:00 o’clock, half of that coffee is still in your bloodstream at midnight. Ouch!

Within one half hour of waking up, go outside or to a window, where you spend 15 minutes in sunlight. It turns off that melatonin faucet and gives you a burst of energy.

Chronotype science is genetic. You are born with it. Interested in Learning Your Chronotype?  See Dr. Breus on the Dr. Oz Show. https://www.doctoroz.com/quiz/quiz-what-your-chronotype   Be sure to press the quiz button to determine your own chronotype.

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