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Fitness Friday: How to build a healthy sleep cycle?

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One of the questions I recently received was, "How do you motivate yourself to wake up early?" 

The thing is that I have always been a morning person, due to my upbringing. Eventually down the road it has become a healthy habit. Even when I try to sleep in, the latest I can go on is till 8:00am. That would be 'having a late morning' in my books. But one can change their sleeping cycle. To do so you would have commit to it. Here are some tips which might help you:
  • Close the television/computer latest by 9:30pm-10:00pm
  • Get in bed and read a book, if you don't think you are sleepy yet
  • Don't think about the next day, instead think of calm and pleasing thoughts
  • Don't eat anything after 7:00pm
  • Try waking up without an alarm (may be on weekends?) and see how you feel. That would tell you how much rest your body needed. 
  • I have heard, having a glass of warm milk, before bed helps too

I had also answered this same question on my YouTube channel last year. 

" Sleep! Two hormones, leptin and ghrelin, regulate our appetite, and both are directly affected by how much sleep we get. These hormones work in a kind of "checks and balances" system to control feelings of hunger and fullness. Getting seven - eight hours of shut-eye each night helps the hormones work properly, which in turn will help curb your appetite."

- Jillian Michaels 


  1. It is SO important for me to not eat after dinner. I find that I sleep so much better that way.

  2. I get through about one page in a book and I'm out ;) One day when my kids are older, I'll get the sleep I need.

  3. Loved reading this post! I need to stop always thinking about the next day and just be calm!

  4. these are great tips! I am always looking for ways to get more sleep!


  5. I love the tips you've shared. Lately I've been waking up feeling very tired in the mornings. I will try your suggestions especially reading a book. I'm on my computer too late at night so that could be the reason! Not eating after 7pm would be a good habit to start too!

  6. I always feel so much better when I wake up without an alarm! And the no phone thing right before bed is something I struggle with! Need to put my phone down!


  7. DUDE I suck at sleeping. how can someone be bad at sleeping?? But that whole waking up with an alarm thing -- maybe it's my brain playing tricks on me or something that's evidence based but i'm SO MUCH happier/well-rested when I wake up without an alarm :)


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