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Tai Chi & Improved Sleep
The other night I ate way too much and after getting maybe an hour or so sleep, I woke up feeling very uncomfortable and unable to go back to sleep. I had an early start (6am) and a busy schedule the next day. So after the usual procrastination - lying awake for a period of time - I started practicing Taiji in a very non-committed manner and gradually eased myself into more in-depth practice. Even though I might have only gotten four hours of sleep in total, when I woke up I felt energized, fully awake and clear-headed. I know from experience that if I hadn't practiced I would've felt tired, muddy in the head, be dragging my body and irritable throughout much of the day. All it takes is some willpower to get in some quality practice to counteract the lack of sleep. In the late afternoon there is a slight "crash" but in my regular experience the beneficial effects of practicing Taiji to negate the effects of sleep deprivation is undeniable and very reliable.
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