Brooke and Ben have started a new Slow Home Experiment this week, and it’s one that plays directly into Ben’s strengths – sleep. Specifically, they’re looking to get 8 hours of sleep every night throughout June, and are curious to see how that will impact their health, well-being and energy levels.
Ben’s always been a big fan of sleep, but Brooke has been getting by on 6-7 hours a night for years, thinking that’s been enough.
The first week was pretty straightforward, with both Brooke and Ben getting at least 8 hours sleep a night. Brooke really enjoys waking early though and has found her early morning alone time the thing that’s bearing the brunt of the experiment so far. So the problem might be in the getting to sleep earlier, rather than the finding time for 8 hours a night.
Brooke also talks about not actually feeling tired by 8:30pm (the time she needs to go to bed in order to wake at 5am) and the idea that she needs to do more exercise in order to actually feel tired enough to sleep.
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- Full blog post over on Slow Your Home
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