Full text of physician and award-winning author Saundra Dalton-Smith’s talk: The real reason why we are tired and what to do about it at TEDxAtlanta conference. In this informative talk, she reveals the real reason why we are chronically tired despite getting the requisite amount of sleep. She also reveals 6 other types of rest available to us. Her book, “Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity,” offers groundbreaking insight on these seven types of rest.
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Saundra Dalton-Smith – Physician and award-winning author
Have you ever tried to fix your chronic lack of energy by getting more sleep, only to wake up still feeling exhausted?
If that’s you, here’s the secret: sleep and rest are not the same thing. We have incorrectly combined the concepts of sleep and rest, and in doing so, we have dumbed down rest to the point it appears ineffective.
You see, sleep is only one part of the big picture. It’s only one of the seven types of rest. Many of us are going through life thinking we have rested because we have slept. But in reality, we are missing out on the other types of rest that we need.
The result is a culture of high-achieving, high-producing, chronically tired burned-out individuals. Many of us are suffering from a rest deficit, because we do not understand the power of rest.
Rest is the most underused chemical-free space and effective alternative therapy available to us. Every activity you do requires energy, and most of that energy is not merely physical.