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Milk and Honey Magazine explains the importance of sleep. It improves mood, cognitive ability, and overall happiness!

Beauty Rest 101

I hit a cycle a few years back that was other-worldly. Fueled by inspiration and embarrassing amounts of caffeine (mind the word “feine” in the coffee reference), I found myself sleeping less as the hazing hours of 11pm, 12am, and 1am took on a new posture for me. These twilight sparkling hours were my most creatively productive pockets of time. Until, I started getting sick. Nothing major. Colds, really. Annoying sniffles and coughs that wouldn’t break up, and brain fog. Lots and lots of brain fog. Like, I’d be standing in my living room with a remote control in one hand and a cellphone in the other and I’d realize that I didn’t know what I was about to do with either of those mechanisms or how long I’d been standing there.  

What happened!? What made life feel like a mucous-ey, miserable haze!? Sleep. Or the lack thereof.

Many of us treat sleep like an optional topping on a sundae, and I want to shed some light on the topic that comes as natural as breathing, and hunger ... unless it doesn’t. And I’m not talking “sleep with the tv on” or dream-state sleep; I'm talking solid R.E.M. ROCK solid sleep.

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