What if I told you that sleep is just as important as exercise? I imagine you wouldn’t be too disappointed. Well, lucky for you it is. Just like a healthy meal plan goes hand in hand with your workout schedule, so should counting sheep.
From an evolutionary perspective, we were meant to be stressed. We were meant to be out, hunting, foraging, bypassing predators and coping with the environmental damage from the wind and sun. We have genetic switches that are activated by stress and intended to be used by our bodies, though now, so often, they remain dormant and underused.
However, chronic stress can lead to mood imbalances, like depression or anxiety in addition to chronic inflammation, which is associated with diseases like diabetes, cancer and Alzheimers,