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Mar
05

Sleeping For Success: The Importance Of Shuteye For Your Health


UntitledIt’s a well-known fact around the world that sleeping can be incredibly important for many reasons. In today’s fast paced world where most people are juggling multiple responsibilities, sleep is often the first thing to be sacrificed in order to complete the things you need on a daily basis.  The downside, however, is that over time your body gets worn out from lack of sleep and makes you function less effectively. This article includes a brief overview of some tips to help you incorporate regular sleep into your schedule.

Plan a Bedtime

One way to ensure that you’re in bed every night is to set a bedtime for each night. It can change from the weekends to the weekdays, but try to meet a regular goal every night that you’ll be in bed. It’s easier to stick to a schedule, and after a week or two, you’ll start feeling the benefits of regular sleep. Your body will get onto a schedule that’s easy to keep.

Limit Distractions

Don’t use your cell phone as an alarm clock. It’s way too tempting to play with late at night, and also too tempting in the morning to sync your email right away. This can only lead to increased stress and lack of sleep, so keep it out of reach overnight.

Use Your Bed For Sleep

If you’re the type to do crafts in bed, eat in bed, or work in bed, your body has a hard time getting the message that when you lay down for the night, it’s to sleep. You can easily train your body to recognize your bedroom and bed space as sleep time. Choose a nighttime ritual, such as watching TV for thirty minutes, reading a book, or playing Sudoku before you fall asleep. Your body will quickly learn that when you crack open the book you’ll be sleeping soon, and you’ll find it easier to fall asleep.

Stick To A Schedule

Far too many people think they can just get caught up on the weekend when it comes to sleep, but this is not true. Your body needs consistent and quality sleep to function optimally. Of course, if you’ve had a rough week you will feel better from a night of solid sleep at the end, but strive for a minimum of 7 hours every other night to keep you on track.

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