We are a nation of stimulators. We use stimulants all day long to focus, get through the day and stay somewhat alert. We start our day with coffee, soda, and sugar, and in dosages that are way above what we should be using daily. The reason we tend to focus on this method of energy support is because I think many of us feel this is the way that works, and some of us have been led to think it is the only way.
We understand what it is like to get up and find out we forgot to plug our phone in, and then we search all day for outlets and plug ins to achieve a charge to get us the phone "energy" we need to get to the day. Our low energy levels and mental fogginess makes us use this same philosophy, search out caffeine and sugar at any cost.
Although I understand the concept, and have been through periods when I have stimulated at any cost as well, I have learned to look at the bigger picture, and for some of us maybe in a direction we may have never thought to look at before. I truly understand the lack of sleep, stress, burning the candle at both ends and negativity ion our lives that zaps our energy, I put much more weight on the lack of sleep as the culprit. Like when we forget to plug in our phone and fail to get a proper charge, a lack of sleep is the same thing, a lack of restoration, recharging and a body and mind that is starved for energy.
Sleep is so important that you should try to get it, and a good dose of it at all costs. Today the natural choices for benefits in the sleep category are amazing,and you should definitely try them before throwing in the towel and requesting a pharmaceutical choice from your Doctor. The choices are many, and the success rate is very high and effective. You may be surprised to hear from me that I am not totally against medications for sleep. If after you have tried and exhausted the many choices that are available, then a pharmaceutical may be your only choice. Sleep is so important that the trade off is worth it to be able to recharge, rejuvenate and fix our bodies versus doing nothing and ending up run down physically and mentally exhausted.
My name is Jeffrey Burke. I have been in the health and nutrition field for well over three decades. In August 2012 I was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. It was an amazing honor to be honored at the Gala event.
Jeff has been posting about nutrition and health since 2006. See those posts here: