Sunday, February 12, 2017

Pass me the zzzz's

I hope you all had such a great weekend! I definitely did! My fiancé and I were able to spend the weekend together :) I took him to Dave and Busters Saturday as his Valentines gift! I felt bad for winning at all the games, but someone has to do it ;) 

Just kidding! He did beat me a few times! We spent the evening downtown Indy at an Italian restaurant where I had my cheat meal of the week consisting of the most delicious crab cheese dip I had ever had! I had steak and he had the most AMAZING almond crusted sea scallops :) I kinda wanted to trade haha 

One thing I noticed though was how TIRED I was! We had such a great time celebrating, but by Sunday my body was like GIVE ME REST!! I have a love/hate relationship with sleep! 

I LOVE sleeping! I just love being all cozy under the covers and the fact I am not aware of what my mind is doing! However, I hate that I get nothing done when I am sleeping! Maybe its just me since I tend to have a crazy weird relationships with work and the need to be busy, so sometimes I feel like I just don't have the time to dedicate 6-8 hours to one spot in my bed!  

Sleep is actually a KEY part of our daily health! It is SO important to get enough of it and most of us do not! Sorry sleep, we have other fish to fry rather than being knocked out, drooling, and dreaming! 

But here are a FEW reminders (that I pretty much have to always tell myself) of why sleep is important: 

It lessens your chance of falling ill or suffering from long term health disease such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity. 

Reduces Stress 
You are asleep! Nothing to worry about and allows for your body to re-engergize itself to take on the worries of the next day! 

Improves your Memory 
When you are sleeping, your body has the ability to organize and retain the information you took in that day. It is literally good to "sleep on it!"

Reduces Weight
When your body does not get enough rest there is a hormone imbalance that occurs creating a larger appetite! I don't know about you but if I stay up later than I normally do, I usually tend to want to snack and I often eat more calories than I should! 

Ease the aches and pains
Your body actually uses the time you are resting as the chance to heal and repair its wears and tears of the day! 

Better Mood 
Your mood will increase, you will feel better, and you will be much more less irritated!  

These are just a few benefits, there are so many more! So next time you feel like hitting snooze, GO FOR IT! You need the sleep! Next Monday I will talk about HOW MUCH sleep we need and how to sleep better! 

Do you have any personal stories of how sleep has benefited you!? 

Linking up with Biana and Carylee, Lauren Sarah, On the Edge, Stephanie 


  1. Yay for being able to spend the weekend with your fiancé. It's always nice to have that time together. I'm the same way with sleep, I love it but I just feel lazy haha.

  2. Confession----- I've never been to Dave and Busters ! Everyone says they love the place. Happy Monday !

  3. When I get a good nights rest I'm less likely to eat bad foods - for some reason that's all I crave when I don't sleep well! What a fun v-day out you guys had! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. I'm glad that y'all had a great Valentine's Day weekend date! I feel like all I did this weekend was sleep!

  5. Oh my goodness, your sleep comments hit me hard. I was just thinking about how I really need to force myself to sleep more bc I'd probably actually be even more productive during my waking hours. But being in grad school is making it kind of hard

  6. Sounds like a fun weekend! We just ordered a new mattress this sleeping so I'm hoping my sleep improves when we get it!

  7. YASSSSSS, someone understands the importance of sleep! Everyone always thinks I'm crazy for loving to sleep so much. I'm so glad you two had fun at Dave and Busters. I love that place! Such a fun and playful Valentine's date ❤️

    xoxo Bryanna | Coming in Clutch

  8. Sleep and I are besties. Really. My cozy bed is my favorite place. Always. And I always tell my kids I will be a much happier mom if I get SLEEP!!! WE all win!

  9. sleep is a very important thing and yes it is one thing that causes many of lifes problems and our health suffers. I have also been advised that getting too much sleep is not good for us either
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  10. Sleep is illusive for me as well. It's hard when they are babies but it does get better. Today alone I woke up at 4:50. Argh!