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Why Being Awake Is Essential To Health

Most importantly, you can’t run and nap. You need to be in control, alert, and on time. If you aren’t up-to-date on your sleep routine and schedule, it’s likely you aren’t getting the amount of great nutrition you need, you’re not giving your body the nutrients it needs to heal, you might not be getting enough exercise, and you’re definitely missing out on your most precious resource – time.

Some people claim that if you don’t get up in the morning, you’re missing out on the most valuable period of your life. That you don’t understand the importance of being up in the morning, which is essential for a complete and total health and well-being… and there’s evidence that that is true.

The more of a wake up habit you establish, the more of an effect you are going to have on your sleep. Some studies have shown that simply waking up at 5:30 a.m to get an extra 30 minutes of sleep is enough for most people to be healthier when it comes to sleep. Wake Up!

And when we talk about sleep, we’re talking about something even more important than an early start to your day. Sleep, even in a well-rested and balanced person, still needs to take a backseat to the task at hand. You can wake up, eat an egg, sit down to write this post, and still not wake up with the right amount of sleep. You can be awake after eating a well-balanced meal and you might not be alert enough to read something important you want to read or take a call you need to get through. The most important part is you get up and go to the bed.

Why Is Being Awake Important?

For most of human history, the best way to get sufficient amount of sleep was to stay up later and go to bed earlier. Most of this was achieved by the introduction and use of electricity – power being the key word here. The technology and technology advancements in the first half of the 20th century allowed people to do away with these practices.

In 1945, for instance, the average American woke up at 8 a.m. and went to bed at 11 p.m. That was the beginning of the modern day.

Today, we go to bed at various times throughout the day, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Some people even go to bed before 6 p.m.

We go to sleep at various times throughout the night. While 7 p.m. is one of the least common times it occurs, there are still plenty of times that people don’t go to sleep at all. For some reason, at the end of the day, people want to get up early and start a new task. In fact, people need to be more alert for at least an hour before they sleep on average.

Why is being awake important?

Because that extra half-hour of sleep means you wake up feeling less tired and more alert. Some people call it the “recovery effect”. Some people argue that the recovery effect occurs because our bodies require more “recovery drugs” to get your body back to the point that it was at before you fell asleep, when you didn’t have to expend as much energy. This, some experts believe, is why people experience such vivid dreams after a long day of work. In fact, the fact that waking up is so important to get more restful sleep, could be why it’s the number one habit that people fall into when they sleep less.

Waking up during your sleep cycle is beneficial for several reasons:

We’re not as likely to fall asleep right away. It allows more time to digest food and get your daily vitamins. The body has to repair itself after being awake, and it might take as long as an hour for your body to fully repair itself after it doesn’t get enough sleep.