If you want to become a super sleeper, then read on!
The first thing people asked when I posted this photo on Instagram a couple months ago, after my first night of tracking my sleep with the Oura Ring was:
“How do you get 2 hours and 32 minutes of Deep Sleep?”
There was a general tone of disbelief and envy, but as sleep, stress and anxiety have been my specialisms over the last 10 years, it stands to reason that I’ve since perfected the art of getting quality, deep, restorative sleep, and helping my clients to do the same.
Why does it make sense to track your sleep?
In my case, I used to live on 5 hours a night when I worked in my corporate job, and like many around me in that environment, thought I could thrive indefinitely on limited hours.
However, since dedicating my life to health and wellbeing, I now understand just how valuable sleep is. Just one night of poor sleep can impact our:
It can exacerbate stress, and make us moody and irritable, and we tend to crave carbohydrates. It also affects us on a much deeper level when the problem becomes chronic. Chronic sleep deprivation is linked to increased risk of:
- Heart disease
- Memory loss
- Psychological disorders
So I started tracking my sleep because I needed to know how well I was recovering following my travels, my nights out, certain types of foods, and even after different types of exercise!