Getting Down to the Circadian Rhythm


Fitness magazines and Web sites stress the importance of diet and exercise, but rarely do you read about the importance of sleep. Sleep plays an important role in your overall wellbeing – fitness goals aside. I’m no expert on sleep myself, I frankly don’t get enough of it. But if there’s one thing I do know; if there’s a problem there is a gadget out there to help address it.

DreamateOne such gadget that caught my eye is the Dreamate, an $80 USD, watch-sized device that massages 3 acupoints in your left wrist called the ‘Sleeping Golden Triangle.’ They recommend you wear it 30 minutes before bedtime to coax your body into relaxing before drifting off into a deep, productive sleep. While $80 may seem like a lot, your co-pay on sleeping prescriptions might make it look like petty-cash.

There are plenty of other sleeping gadgets to be had – just stop by the local mall and hit Brookstone or Sharper Image. You will find sound machines, special pillows, mattresses, blankets, eye masks, aromatherapy (suggest Lavender, Chamomile, Bergamot, Sandalwood or Mandarin) devices and other products to help you sleep.

So go get your sleep-on and marvel at how much better you feel when you exercise. What’s better than being fit and well rested?!

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