In today’s world, most of us are under a fair amount of stress. Stress comes in many forms.  There are emotional stresses, physical stresses, as well as chemical stresses. DD Palmer, the Founder of Chiropractic referred to them as the three T’s: Thoughts, Traumas and Toxins.   Unfortunately,  we cannot escape this reality.  However, we can choose how we react and respond to our environments.  

This following “POWER” series is being shared with you in order to empower you to help reclaim your health now and in the future.  With just a few subtle lifestyle habits, you can skyrocket your well-being and unlock your true health potential. 

The Power of Sleep : 

Proper sleep is needed for mental clarity, memory, concentration and overall performance.  It is important to understand the body and brain heals and repairs itself during sleep. The body and the brain are like a battery and they both need to be recharged. Sleep deprivation is one of the number one problems challenging today’s youth, mother’s and many professionals. Many do not simply get enough sleep!

Tips & Suggestions:

1) Quantity: on average, 7-9 hours is ideal.  The younger you are, the higher the requirements for more sleep. (Teenagers, 14-17, require 8-10 hrs a day). 

2) Quality: make sure your bedroom is as dark as possible. No computer or screen time 30 minutes before bed. Light stimulates the brain and effects sleep hormones and patterns. 

3) Consistency:  The body respects and responds to rhythm .  Going to bed and rising at random times effects your energy and how your body recovers.  It is also suggested not to go to bed and rise on the same day.  Basically, be sure to go to bed before midnight!  Based on circadian rhythms the golden ours of sleep are between 10pm-2am.  So ideally be sleeping during these times.  



As most of you have heard me say in the past, EAT WELL… MOVE WELL… THINK WELL…

Dr. Stuart Katzen

Dr. Stuart Katzen

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