Anyone can somewhat become their own sleep expert as the ōura ring’s data is displayed in a very user-friendly way, offering useful tips and insight into how you slept the night before and what potential variables may have prevented you from an even better nights sleep.
As the symptoms came back I desperately began to seek alternative routes. This is when I came across Integrative Functional Medicine and Alternative Medicine. Switching my mindset to finding the root cause of my hayfever and allergies rather than simply putting a band-aid on it.
You can’t get better in the same environment you got sick in
When it comes to my deep passion for health and human performance, the more I read, the more I listen, the more I observe, the more I experience, the more I realise how little I actually know.
The fact of the matter is, you will never feel completely ready! No matter your age or your current life circumstance, the right time to take action is NOW! It doesn’t have to be big bold moves like quitting your job, moving overseas (although sometimes it can be) simply taking small consistent steps in the right direction toward your goals and passion.
The immune strengthening effects alone is enough for me to continue and promote cold showers. Since beginning my cold shower habit I have gone an entire year without getting sick let alone a single cold. In the past I would routinely get one or two throughout the year. Correlation or coincidence?
It’s no coincidence that we feel so good on holiday’s whilst walking along the beach barefoot in the sun in a carefree parasympathetic (rest and digest) dominant state.
Waking up early to get a great start on the day was met with a lot of resistence, inconsistency and at times just down right uncomfortable. Deep down I knew this was where the greatest growth would happen.
These days I naturally rise without an alarm almost in sync with the sun and almost every night have a high quality sleep that I track objectively and subjectively. I’m continually tweaking my sleep to get the most out of my performance for the day. The difference I see and feel from a couple of years ago is night and day.
My knowledge of the negative health effects mobile phones have on us had been quite limited up until only around a year ago. I assume most of you millenials and gen Y’s reading this sleep with your mobile phones either next to your head or just across the room.