That’s me on the right with my wife Katy, and believe me, I look a lot healthier than I did 15 years ago.
In a nutshell, my program teaches you how to sleep like our caveman ancestors, which in the modern day means getting a healthy, deep, refreshing night’s sleep – every single night.
Whether you suffer from a couple of bad night’s sleep a week, you’re a seasoned insomniac like I was, or you simply want to optimize your sleep to better your health, increase energy levels, reduce chance of illness, hike your productivity levels, live longer and generally feel happier and more alive, my program WILL WORK wonders for you.
But first allow me just a few minutes to explain my story and how my real life battle with insomnia led me to develop this program. And just in case you’ve landed on this page thinking, “So, what’s a little lost sleep?” you’re about to find out why not sleeping enough poses serious health risks.
Just one night of missed or inadequate sleep is sufficient to make you as insulin resistant as a type 2 diabetic. ~ Robb Wolf, author of The Paleo Solution
Consider how important diet is for repairing the body, warding off illness, preventing fatigue, and promoting longevity. I mean, these are just some of the reasons that sparked your interest in the Paleo in the first place, right?
Well, skimping on sleep has just as many serious health implications as eating a diet laden with processed sugars, dairy and gluten. Here’s 5 key risks you should be aware of:
Sleep deprivation has been linked to hypertension, increased stress hormone levels and irregular heartbeat.
Sleep deprivation alters immune function, including the activity of killer cells that fight off immunity, which means you are more likely to get sick with a serious illness.
Sleep deprivation affects the way the body stores and produces carbohydrates. This alters the activity of hormones that regulate appetite, causing us to crave more food.
Those with a sleep debt are 10x more likely to have an auto accident and other accidents in general. You are also more likely to make mistakes at work, which could be very serious if you are a doctor, pilot or machinery operator.
Lack of sleep affects mood. It makes us irritable and impatient and impairs concentration and focus. Being in this zone makes us unhappy and demoralized, affecting our relationships, work performance, exercise and eating habits. Stay like this for too long and depression can set in, causing you another huge health issue to deal with.
The long and short of it is that sleep is VITAL to our health, and not getting enough of it is a very serious risk.
I hit the wall of insomnia during my teens. I went through some stressful times, what with my parents breaking up, the stress of studies and the loss of a close friend.
By my twenties I was a walking zombie, which wasn’t helped by the fact that I was working nights to support my study. This compounded the existing sleep debt I’d built up, and by the time I was put on pills, I was at the door of mental and physical exhaustion.
Honestly, I thought I was going to die. That’s no exaggeration. I felt so unwell. I actually began to contemplate at what point the body would cease to function without sleep.
The pills did put me to sleep, but as soon as I came off them I went right back to my old sleeping habits – a few hours a night, if that. I was totally lost, my body didn’t know when to sleep and could only sleep with meds. I was getting weaker and sicker.
I had to sort myself out before lack of sleep totally ruined my life. So I decided to take a stand, to take back control of my life and get a grip.
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