When do You Have 'Me Time'?
Holidays are the time for 'me time', or is it? Do you trade sleep time for 'me time'? I'm hearing that many of us do - catch up on Facebook chatting to friends, reading a book, maybe watching something more age appropriate than Disney or the Inbetweeners. 'Me time' is important. It helps us from running on empty and giving when there is hardly anything else to give but sleep is important too. Our bodies and brains need it to rest, repair and recuperate. Sleep helps to keep our heart healthy. Our cardiovascular system is constantly under pressure and sleep helps to reduce the levels of stress and inflammation in the body - and high levels of "inflammatory markers" are linked to heart disease and strokes. Get your sleep and get some 'me time'!