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Today’s way is Sleep Well. Sleep is way beyond brilliant for the brain – it’s literally vital. As I explain in the book, it:
- Allows essential restoration of energy
- Gives space and time for the day’s information and memories to be allocated to the right brain areas and processes
- Makes a huge difference to how well we process, store and recall information
- Dramatically affects (and is affected by) mental and emotional state – including by enabling dreaming
- Enables glial cells to do their job of clearing away debris
Today’s tip: look at my lists of Sleep Positives and Sleep Negatives. This evening (and every evening from now on!) choose any (lots!) of the positives and build them into your winding-down period before bed. And check that NO negatives appear during the 1-2 hours before you turn your light out.
You might also like The Awesome Power of Sleep for much more detail.
Another tip: Don’t worry when you have a bad night or a bad sleep phase. Just follow the tips in both these books and you will be fine.
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