Goodnight. Sleep well.
Are you looking at a mobile screen and day-dreaming about sleep? Well, you are not alone. This is the dilemma of every 21st century man and woman. Sleep is a luxury. You watch plump, rosy faces of people on TV and you think that they must have slept for hours before they got on set. But, you are so exhausted that you forget that they have make-up on.
Anyway, we have good news. We followed the life coach and author, Melissa Heisler, smart advice. The author of From Type A to Type Me: How to Stop Doing Life and Start Living It, said, ‘Manage your electronics. When the communication pops up, you stop what you are doing, you read the email, and you say oh it’s not urgent, and you go back to your project and then another email pops up and you do the same thing. This is an amazing waste of time and focus. Instead, carve out time slots during the day to check communications.’
Another word for you insomniacs – Clockwatching. It describes the frustrating feeling you get when you realize that you are the only one who is awake and it is 3 a.m. We understand that it is an instinct now, but, for the love of sleep, avoid checking the time every time you wake up. Scientists believe that habitual clockwatching trains the circadian rhythms the wrong way, and before long you’ll find yourself waking up at exactly 3:15 every night.
Are you turning sleep into a job? Boys and girls, worrying about sleep, thinking about sleep, is a not great way to fall sleep. This is a condition called psychophysiologic insomnia and it can be a nightmare for working professionals. Wondering who gave you the bright idea to sleep with your cell phone?
Celebrities such Bill Gates, who also happens to an infamous night owl, affirmed the benefits of figuring out how much sleep he really needs in a recent Forbes interview. He observed, ‘I like to get 7 hours of sleep a night because that’s what I need to stay sharp and creative and upbeat.’So, do the math and find your magic number.
Believe it or not, sleep balances nutrition and exercise. Respect it. And, if you lost a few hours at night, take a nap.
Experts even recommend it.
Maximum Value. Achieved.