Sleeping less, and increasing the quality of your sleep
Sleeping Less, and Increasing the Quality of Your Sleep
Okay, now that you know the basics of the mechanics of sleep. Let’s talk about how you can use this new knowledge to sleep less, have more powerful sleep, and have more energy in your life. I have given you the previous “scientific” information here because I wanted you to have a knowledge base with the “right” information. Too often in life we try to achieve something but with the wrong information! I have a belief in life that there are 3 fundamental steps to achieving anything, whether it is getting quality sleep, achieving a financial goal, a personal goal, or anything else, these 3 steps are…
Step 1) Get the right information
Step 2) Make the right plan
Step 3) Take ACTION!
To give you a personal example of how step #1 is so important:
I go to the gym about 3 days per week, and every single time I'm there, I see the same people relentlessly working out their abs on the ab cruncher machines. And these people are doing about 10 — 20 sets of 100 to 200 repetitions of ab crunches and sit ups, for up to 3 hours! Every time I go past them I laugh a little, and I also feel a bit sorry for them, because they're wasting their time.
The reason why they're doing all the sit ups is because they're desperately trying to get a 6 pack of abs on their stomach.
I have a 6 pack myself, but is it because I trained hard for 2 years to get it? No, actually it took me only about 7 weeks. I learned that the only way for your abs to become visible is to decrease your body fat percentage below a certain point, about 7% for men and 12% for women. This is only achieved by following a specific diet and working out ALL the muscles of your body, not just one. This way you're working out every single muscle, and your body fat decreases all over your body, instead of following the “spot reducing” method, where you work out only one part of your body and expect the muscles to become visible through all your fat. This is the only way to get a 6 pack of abs.
That information took me 3 minutes to learn! 3 Minutes of powerful information prevented me from wasting my time for months, or perhaps years without getting the result I wanted.
So this is what I meant by “getting the right information” in life. Often people have the right MOTIVATION to do something, but they have the wrong INFORMATION. A lot of people want to have more time and energy in their lives, but they don't have the right information on how to go about getting that result! This is why I have chosen to write this book for you, and teach you about the mechanics of sleep first.
In this section we'll talk about all the methods and understandings you must have to optimize your sleep clock for optimum sleep performance. Afterwards we'll talk about sleeping problems and finally how to tie all this information together to create your own sleep optimization plan and reduce your sleeping time. After finishing this book and filling out your Personal Evaluation Plan, you may feel compelled to explore a more fun part of sleep: Dreams, in the other book that came in the downloadable package.
Remember, your main goals are to:
1) Increase the quality of your sleep.
2) Increase the level of energy you have every day.
3) Decrease your sleeping time by as much as you can. (We'll explore this in detail in a later section.)
Getting enough Sunshine
I cannot over emphasize how important this is!