"Getting a good night's sleep is the most important thing we can do for our health. We can eat right, exercise and do all the good things but if we are not getting good sleep we will not see the results we want. Have a goal of getting 8 hours of sleep every night. This means having a regular schedule where you go to bed and get up at the same time everyday.Lets look at stress for a moment and how the body interprets stress:The body cannot differentiate between physical stress and mental stress, nor can it determine what is real stress and what is just perceived stress. It all does the same thing in the body. Now when it comes to stress you can think of the body as having a toggle switch for the nervous system with two options, the sympathetic system or the parasympathetic system.The sympathetic side is our fight or flight response, where our body pumps out some adrenaline and is ready to fight for its life. It sends blood to the muscles so that they are ready to function at their peak, your heart pumps, eyes dilate, and the juices are flowing. Conversely, the parasympathetic response is to rest and repair. It is where our body relaxes, blood travels to the digestive system to process our food, and the body works on repairing any damage done in the last big fight for its life situation"