30 Day Challenge: Sleep

Sleeping Indira

Sleeping Indira by Tambako The Jaguar, on Flickr

Last night I did something I haven’t done in decades. I crawled into bed, read Facebook for a few minutes, turned off the light, and woke up again over eight hours later.

I’d actually reset the sleep goal on my Jawbone UP from 8 hours to 7 because I had completely despaired of ever achieving it. I was averaging between 5 and 6 hours a night, and not just because I was going to bed too late (although I was doing that, too). On the few nights I did manage to go to bed at a decent hour, I was waking at least once.

So what’s the difference? At least partly, it has to be because my digestive issues are calming down, so I’m not waking to go to the bathroom at 6 am, regardless of what time I went to bed. I don’t know whether being better nourished is contributing to better sleep, but I can imagine it would.

I’m also doing the hydration challenge I mentioned in a previous post, and I can see that being better hydrated would also contribute to better sleep.

So what can I say about this? It was quite unexpected (although I have seen testimonials that refer to better sleep – but I thought they were connected to losing significant amounts of weight – obese people are more likely to have sleep issues). Not having a large amount of weight to lose, I’m not dropping it like crazy.

Unlike Dr. Oz, nobody is promoting Isagenix as being magical. It’s a tool in our toolbox, and we need to work it to its full potential, but if we don’t work, it won’t, either.

I have no idea whether this sleep improvement will be reproducible, but I certainly hope it will be!

Anyway, that’s my latest report on my Isagenix journey. If you are interested, check out my page on their site or drop me a line. Or post a comment below!

Have a great day, friends!

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