High quality sleep helps the body recover, and keeps our nervous system functioning at its best.
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UPDATED MAR 21, 2023
SLEEP: REST & RECOVERY
Sleep is the time where our bodies are best able to repair and rejuvenate themselves. This is especially true for the nervous system, which is constantly working to keep us safe and healthy.
During sleep, the nervous system is able to cleanse itself of toxins that can build up over time. This process is essential for maintaining a healthy balance in the nervous system.
SLEEP & THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
In addition, sleep is also important for the proper functioning of the immune system. When we are well-rested, our bodies are better able to fight off infection and disease, and our nervous system remains in greater balance as a result -- as illness often triggers increased Sympathetic activity.
SLEEP & STRESS MANAGEMENT
Finally, getting enough sleep is critical for managing stress levels. When we are tired, our bodies produce more of the stress hormone cortisol. This can lead to a self-perpetuating cycle of increased stress and poor sleep, which then exaggerates nervous system imbalance.
By getting proper rest, we are able to keep our nervous system functioning at its best. This helps us to stay healthy and balanced, both physically and mentally.
On average, NeuroFit members who prioritize getting high-quality sleep report 34% more balanced check-ins and 11% higher HRV.
Discernment is the practice of avoiding that which adds unnecessary strain to the nervous system to ensure proper balance. With NeuroFit this includes avoiding online stress, alcohol and substances, eating within 3 hours of bedtime, and social fatigue.
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