Why grabbing a blanket and going off to sleep is the best thing you can do this fall (or any season really)!
We’ve all watched those videos and read those articles, where some of the most productive people share their secrets with us. One of the biggest secrets they reveal is that they barely sleep for a couple of hours; that they begin their day real early and continue to be super productive throughout the day! All of this seems too good to be true, right? What if we told you, none of this is actually true. Many people are now coming out and telling us the truth – that sleep in their number one weapon and has always been!
Those eight hours of sleep help our bodies recoup, and prepare plus pump us up for the next day.
What Happens When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep?
For most of us, we feel like we are zombies. Sleep deprivation is a serious issue and it does not do you or your body any good. There’s a reason why we feel sleepy, our bodies need adequate rest to perform well. Whether it’s doing something important or using your thoughts to think of an idea or even completing day-to-day tasks; without enough sleep you will feel the fatigue and are more prone to making mistakes.
According to experts and their research, sleep deprivation can cause weight gain, irritability, stress, anxiety and many more problems.
Why Can’t You Fall Asleep?
For those who have been trying to catch up on your sleep or recreating a sleep pattern that lets you get at least 8 hours of sleep, you are on the right path. But the reason you are finding it difficult to go back to that routine, is because your body is so used to your current routine. You have to break out of it and here are a few tips that may help:
- Reduce your caffeine intake after 4 in the evening
- Wake up early and go for a jog
- Set a skin care ritual that sets you in the mood for a good night sleep
- Check your mattress and pillow for maximum comfort
- Avoid watching Netflix or scroll through Facebook just before you go to bed
Many people are also trying the latest sleep optimization technologies, relaxation techniques and others are also turning towards cannabis. Studies are yet to prove how each of these are going to be beneficial in the long-term, but for now, even if you make small changes to your lifestyle, you should be able to get back on track, after all, who doesn’t like to cozy up in fall?