Mother Rabbit's very first post on May 12, 2010 was about the importance of getting your sleep. And guess what? You are going to hear it again.
Back in 2010, my initial post included these words:
I am convinced that the reason that many people are grouchy, unhappy, cranky, dull, bitter, discontent, and have bad attitudes or the blahs is from not getting enough sleep. I think most of the world lives sleep deprived.
I want you to remember to always get your sleep.
Next time you can't think of ten things to be thankful for in two minutes, ask yourself "How much sleep did I get last night?"
Very recently while perusing a fashion magazine, I honed in on an article about the new book Forever Chic: Frenchwomen's Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style and Substance by Tish Jett. Guess what one of the secrets is? GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP.
While Americans tend to pride themselves on functioning on 4-5 hours of sleep, French women understand that sleep repairs the body and minimizes the aging effects of stress. (Remember how Mike's oncologist Dr. Bruce Haughey told us that the body heals while it is sleeping? Our healing hormones are released only when we sleep - confirmed by world-renowned cancer surgeon and by a fashion magazine. Smile.)
Ponder this fun fact: The French sleep about 8.5 hours a night, according to a 2011 study by Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, while a 2013 study by the National Sleep Foundation shows that Americans average closer to 6.5 hours.
Mother Rabbit is going to say it again - Make getting a full and restful night's sleep a priority. The benefits are far reaching, but include a thankful heart, happier outlook and prettier skin!
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