Who said that there’s no free stuff today?Apparently, everyone of us takes this for granted: Sleep. Yes, what are the alarm clocks and coffee at night means? We are avoiding sleep for the reason that time spent awake is more productive and further boots our overall life satisfaction.
It is wrong, according to numerous studies, having less than 8 hours of sleep a day causes more lack of productivenesses. Remember the pillow your officemates have in their desks? If the time spent sleeping at work is channeled to real work, unproductive decreases dramatically.
According to the T.V. show 60 minutes, having a good night’s sleep improves the body tremendously. It repairs nerve connections, aids in regeneration and improves mood. Of course, if the body feels go, so is the happiness levels.
But that’s not all, sleeping is also linked to weight loss: Sleep-deprived people are prone be obese as their hormones are released in different times and ways. Some sleep-deprived people feel hungry even if they just ate and some people eat because they feel the urge to do so.
Sleeping is not a hard habit to do. Here’s some tips:
- Turn off your alarm clock. If you wake in the middle of the night, look at the clock, smile and think, “Hurray! I have three more hours to sleep,” rather than worry about being awake.
- Add a half-hour to your sleep time one day at a time, until you reach eight hours of sleep. Go to bed at 9 p.m. if necessary.
- Follow the rule: Bed is for sleeping and intimacy, nothing else. Take your television out of the bedroom. And stop watching action, murderous TV and evening news programs at least one hour before bedtime.
- Decorate your bedroom to be an inviting, peaceful haven. Just as a nice table setting sets the stage for better digestion of food, climbing into a made bed with clean sheets can aid pre-sleep relaxation.
- If you find yourself worrying or even thinking, “Oh, no, now I’ll be sleep deprived,” get out of bed, read a book sitting in a chair until you feel drowsy. Then go back to bed.
- Warm, not cold milk, aids the sleep process.
- Alcohol impairs the sleep process. Nightcaps can actually cause mid-night awakenings and sleep turbulence.
- Take a luxurious, warm bath an hour before bedtime.
- Create family harmony. If you argue before bed, your stress hormones will be activated and interfere with sleep.
- Work stuff interfering? Make a to-do list for tomorrow before bed. If you are thinking about a task, rather than sleeping, get up and add it to your list.