If you think skipping sleep is giving you more time – you’re wrong.
Skipping sleep gives you less time and makes you less effective.
Bad sleep leads to:
– Less muscle (sleep is when muscle building happens)
– 21% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease
– More body fat (increased cortisol stores belly fat)
– More hunger (less leptin, more ghrelin)
– 30% more likely to die for any reason
– 19% more likely to die from cancer
– increased risk of type 2 diabetes
– Living 2.4 years less for women
– Living 4.7 years less for men
– More likely to catch colds
– Less energy
Bad sleep = more risk of death.
Bad sleep = less years to live.
Good news is:
Getting good sleep leads to less risk of death and more years to live.
At the start of 2023 – I had terrible insomnia.
Waking up every 2 hours.
Getting 6 hours sleep at most.
I felt terrible.
– Sleeping pills
– Limiting naps
– Drinking less coffee
– Using blinds and an eyemask to get rid of light
Nothing was working.
One thing changed my sleep forever.
The one thing that changed my sleep when sleeping pills and lifestyle changes didn’t is:
Supplementing magnesium daily is a game-changer.
After 2 weeks of taking 500mg of magnesium per day – I stopped waking up every 2 hours.
Now I wake up 2-3x per night instead of the 3-6x per night I was dealing with before.
And I’m getting a cool 7 – 8 hours of sleep per night.
(7 – 8 hours sleep is essential. Less sleep than this leads to the health problems and issues revealed earlier.)
It’s still not perfect – but it’s better than feeling like a zombie all day.
Here’s a link to the magnesium supplement I’m using:
But, the thing is:
Magnesium worked great for me.
Magnesium will likely work great for you.
If magnesium doesn’t do the job, here are 13 more ways to get better sleep:
- Do yoga before bed
- Read for an hour before bed
- Don’t drink alcohol 3 hours before bed
- Don’t drink caffeine 6 hours before bed
- Exercise regularly – but not too close to bed
- Don’t check the clock if you wake up in the night
- Avoid using electronic devices an hour before bed
- Use blinds and an eyemask for complete darkness
- Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day
- Avoid big meals and delicious spicy foods before bed
- No more naps – limit emergency naps to 30 mins max
- Manage stress with meditation, exercise, creativity or therapy
- Open the window to make your room cool (aim for 60-67 F, 15.6 to 19.4 C)
Getting 7-8 hours sleep per night is essential.
Getting less sleep leads to increased risk of death and illness.
Getting less sleep leads to fat gain and prevents muscle growth.
Proper exercise & nutrition leads to better sleep.
My book “ Getting Lean ” gives you everything you need to know about proper exercise and nutrition.
And much more
Here’s a peek at what you get:
- The secrets to sustainable fat loss without suffering
- Lose 20lbs in 10 weeks using my 12 Lean Nutrition Laws
- The essential stuff you need for building your home gym
- My “Classic Greek God” and “Trap God” home workout plans
- The truth about the wacky exercises you see on social media
- Should you bulk or cut? (The answer’s the same for 90% of people.)
- The “caveman method” for creating a diet you enjoy and stick with
- Why 97% of diets fail (and how you can avoid the same fatal mistakes)
- 8 Iron Rules for building the perfect workout program for your body
- How to know if you’re making good progress and how to keep advancing
- The cardio cheat codes I use to burn 1047+ calories a day with little effort
- How to eliminate the barriers stopping you from staying consistent in the gym
- How many calories do you need to lose fat? How many calories do you need to gain muscle? (Hint: There’s only one way to find out.)
- Why following the food pyramid makes you fat (discover what you should be eating instead)
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