How do you manage to get up in the morning?

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Thank you for participating in Question Time. Nice to know that how do you all manage to wake up early to get out of your comfort zone.

Yes, I agree with all of your answers but If we don’t get proper quality sleep, no matter what you do it’s very difficult to get up every day morning for your training. This will degrade your performance in the long run. Consistent training is the only key in running. So managing your sleep or getting enough sleep can be just as important as working out.

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Sleep is necessary for your body to repair itself and recharge for the next day. Your organs detoxicate, your kidney cleans your blood, and your body replaces cells, heals wounds, and builds muscle tissues as well.

Pay careful attention to your mood, energy, and health after a poor night’s sleep versus a good one.  Ask yourself, “How often do I get a good night’s sleep?” Like good diet and exercise, sleep is a critical component to overall health. People who have excessive sleepiness feel drowsy and sluggish on most days. Just have a regular bedtime that makes sense for your schedule. Obviously, you’re not going to feel great if you go to bed at 4 am and you need to get up at 6 am. Try going to bed at least around 10 pm or before, every night. If you do this religiously for a month then your system will get used to that time slot, so by 10 pm, you feel sleepy.

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The mind is the master of the body, if we train and discipline our minds, the body will follow.

When we are talking about sleeping pattern and training our body. Many time you might have noticed that when you are tired you get good sleep but some time when our mind is too occupied, constantly working, worried, etc. we don’t get sleep, even though we had a tiring day. That means it’s something to do with our mind, isn’t it?

The day before of any major runs or have you remembered day before your first race day, did you get sleep? During my initial Comrades marathon, I never used to get proper sleep because of excitement/anxiety. So if your mind is doing overtime won’t get proper sleep. And if this continues for any reason, for weeks or months, there are most likely chances that one may have psychiatric disorders. So no doubt one should have adequate sleep. Studies have linked a lack of shut-eye to everything from disruptions in the immune system to cognitive deficits to weight control.

A Sound and good sleep is a necessity if you want to increase your productivity and efficiency.

A yoga practice that helps you enter a state of deep relaxation. When you are asleep, your body and mind are deeply relaxed. If you regularly do certain Yoga practices, you not only get quality sleep but also reduce your sleep quota.

And according to Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Instead of increase the sleep quality you increase the quality of life, increasing the quality of life means. Nothing in your life whatever you may be doing from simple breathing to any complex activity you doing in your life, the quality of that will not improve if you cannot do it with ease. Only when you do something with total ease. Let’s say you riding a bicycle, if you are riding with fear or with keeping your hands stiff, So you cannot say you are enjoying your cycling. If you ride it with ease, so much of ease that if you take off your hands also it will go only straight, the way you wanted to go. Because you are at ease your quality of cycling has improved.

So these two things are connected according to Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, so you enhance the quality of your life, naturally, sleep quota will go down. If the quality of your life goes bad, you cannot do anything with ease, then also you cannot sleep, stressfully also you cannot sleep. If it continues like this, if your body does not get enough rest it will break, or it will die. If you are not in the ease that means you are dis-ease.