How I Almost Lost My Leg

Grow-4-Sleep-How I Almost Lost My Leg

What if I told you that one of the most powerful keys to health was so simple, you could do it with your eyes closed? 😉

Yes, I’m trying to be funny …

… Because the fourth key to health is sleep!

Amazingly, one in three Americans is sleep deprived, and that leads to low productivity, bad decisions—and accidents.

Ask me how I know.

A little while back, I was living through a really grueling month. I wasn’t getting enough sleep. I was exhausted. And, honestly, I was making bad decisions.

That lack of sleep almost ended up costing me a leg.

I tell the story in my fourth video chapter of Grow: All True Wealth Comes From the Ground.

Click Here to Watch the Video.

You’ll also learn:

  • 3 Steps to Falling Asleep—When You Can’t Fall Asleep!
  • Sleep Hygiene: What It Is And Why It Matters
  • The No. 1 Cure for Anxiety (Hint: It’s NOT Sleep)

Then, if you would, leave me a note and tell me about your experiences with sleep (or the lack of it!).

When you don’t get enough sleep, do you notice any negative effects?

How has sleep helped you heal?

I can’t wait to read your comments below!

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Marjory Wildcraft is an Expedition Leader and Bioneer Blogger with The [Grow] Network, which is an online community that recognizes the wisdom of "homegrown food on every table." Marjory has been featured as an expert on sustainable living by National Geographic, she is a speaker at Mother Earth News fairs, and is a returning guest on Coast to Coast AM. She is an author of several books, but is best known for her "Grow Your Own Groceries" video series, which is used by more than 300,000 homesteaders, survivalists, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.

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  • Linda Bittle

    Sleep is so important! I have trouble falling asleep sometimes, and it does make me stupid the next day. I’m a worrier. It’s hard to shut off my brain when there’s something in my life that is especially stressful. Job issues, mostly, since I live alone with 2 cats. (Well, and I like to read far too late, sometimes, too.)

  • Darleen Snyder (Arkansas)

    Marjory, I know this is off subject. But I wanted to Thank You for your Summits, I always learn so much from them. I was very Happy with 2017 summit on soil, It was your best yet. After all soil is the base of all living things. I knew using Store bought fertilizer was not the answer. I just could not find the answer as to what to put in to give me healthy soil. YOUR SUMMIT GAVE ME ALL THE ANSWERS I NEEDED. I am so Appreciative of all that you do to help us learn. I can only guess at how much work you and your group must go through. I am very happy that you do this for us. And I want to say THANK YOU. Please do write a book, I would be Happy to own it.

  • jennifer

    Marjory, I am a living product of what not to do for the sleep chapter. Through many traumatic events I have developed insomnia. I truly believe if I had taken care of my mental health years ago as well as my physical I wouldn’t be dealing with so many health issues. I use meditation to try and sleep (head space), as well as what you mentioned getting up and for me means walking around for a few minutes. I dont always have the opportunity to take a nap but that sure makes up for the little sleep I get at night. Where we differ is as mind mind runs and doesnt let go, I learned to allow it to think of subjects I used to fight to ignore. This helps move on quicker at least for the moment. Best medicine for anxiety; belly breathing(releases relaxing chemicals, verses chest breathing releases chemicals that make fight or flight – hyperventilation and just plain not good with anxiety), sleep, nutrition, exercise. When you say breathing, I assume you mean mild to full blown panic attack from stressors that need calming. In these instances I find deliberate physical distraction, forcing myself to say a quote repetitively, read out loud for a minute. or have someone else tell you three random numbers and recite them back looking at a specific object or the person helps narrow your awareness of your surroundings. (hyper-vigilance) All while belly breathing, focusing on trying to breath with your hand on your belly can be a great distraction too. Well I hope those tips help someone in the future, I had to learn the long an hard way and that is not a path a I recommend for anyone if it can be avoided.

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