Sleeping is the best way to end the day. You owe it to yourself to rest and recharge your body and mind after a long day. Studies show that you need around 6-8 hours of sleep to fully recuperate, but keep in minds there’s still no magic number. Don’t let your tired body get all fed up because you’re not a robot, or much less a vampire for that matter. However much you see it, sleeping is good for you. Tried and tested.
It’s All About (Regretting) Life Choices
Don’t you just hate how you remember all the times you should’ve get enough sleep at an ungodly hour? Like the times you skip all those nap hours when you were little? Yes, those afternoon naps your mom always put you to, but you end up ditching to play with the other kids, or simply just do away with because you have all the energy in the world and sleep isn’t your top most priority. Isn’t it remarkably heartbreaking to think about it in the middle of the night when everybody’s dozed off and you lay there wide awake?
Think It Over, Don’t Overthink
Given that your brain reacts to certain stimuli, it is best for you to make use of that knowledge to your advantage. Studies show that people who reserve the bed only for sleep and sex get enough sleep and wakes up happy. This is because you tell your brain that your bed is a stress free abode where you can sleep in peace and not do any work related kind of errands whatsoever. Well the only work you will allow is, you know, working it with your love.
Think and Think Until You Drift
Some people have a habit of playing or making up scenes in their heads before going to bed. This habit is not entirely non-sense; some people actually get enough sleep by doing this. Others also claim to have rested well when there’s music playing in the background. Experts say that once you close your eyes in a dark room, it takes an estimate of 7 minutes for you to finally drift off to Snooze Ville. Either way, getting enough sleep still depends on you and your sleeping habits, these are just suggestions you might want to try on.
Don’t Risk It
Try your best to get enough sleep even if it’s hard. Because sleeping gives time for our bodies to replenish damaged and tired cells. Studies from Annals of Epidemiology show that people who sleep for less than six hours each day are three times more prone to incident-impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG), type two diabetes, cardiac arrests, strokes and other chronic and neurological diseases. So suck it up and get enough sleep, or die trying. Just kidding!
In conclusion, as long as you’re still human and not a robot or a vampire, you still have needs to fulfill in order to stay alive and kicking, like getting enough sleep. Until you turn into a super human or get infected, you might want to start a habit of sleeping in and just enjoy the warm pleasure that is your bed.