Do you always complain of feeling (even for a bit) tired and/or drowsy every day? Can’t quite cover up those dreary under-eye circles with concealers anymore? Having problems remembering things? If you’re experiencing any of these day in and day out, then you’re probably not getting enough sleep. Nope, I’m not talking about naps, siestas, and power naps. I’m talking about hitting the sack and actually slumbering in your bed for at least eight hours every night.
Benefits Of Having Sufficient Sleep Every Night
- Sharper Mind. If you’re having difficulties remembering a lot of things when you’re awake, chances are you’re not getting enough sleep. That’s because according to studies, sleep can actually sharpen your mind and can strengthen your memories. So if you’re a student, or you’re trying to learn a new skill, you will surely perform better in your work if you catch enough Z’s. Furthermore, sleep can help reduce levels of stress, depression, and even spur creativity.
- Stronger Body. Yes, if you get enough sleep every night, it is more likely that your body can go up against many diseases. That’s because studies have shown that there are links between insufficient sleep and some serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Moreover, catching sufficient Z’s every night is known to prolong lifespan.
Tips On Getting A Good Night’s Sleep
As you can see, having enough Z’s plays a huge role to our overall health and well-being—to our way of life, as a matter of fact. So if you want to have a solid, fulfilling life, I suggest you make an effort to catch at least eight hours of sleep every night. But what if you’re having problems going to sleep at night? Here are some tips you might find useful:
- Stick to your schedule. Try to go to bed every night and get up every morning at the exact time every day. This will help in reinforcing your “body-clock” and strengthening your sleep-wake cycle.
- Watch Your Diet. Nicotine, caffeine, and alcoholic drinks—these can actually wreak havoc in your sleeping habits. Plus, make sure that you limit your food and drink to a minimum before going to bed. This will help prevent disruptive middle-of-the night trips to the toilet.
- Get comfy. Make sure that your room is ideal for sleeping. This means that your room should be quiet, dark (or dim, depending on your preference), and cool. When it comes to the temperature, experts say that the ideal temperature is between fifteen to nineteen degrees centigrade—so yeah, your room should be a bit cold. Also, make sure that your mattress and pillow are not that hard or soft—just enough to make your bed more comfortable. And lastly, what you’re going to wear will play a huge role in how comfy you’re going to be on your bed. Make sure that what you’re wearing won’t interfere your sleep.
- Include daytime physical activities. Yes, your waking life also affects your sleeping life. If physical activities such as sports are a huge part of your life, they can actually help promote better sleep. So if you’re not into sports, get at least some cardio such as running or biking done. Timing is important here, however. For instance if you exercise too close to bedtime, you might be too energized to fall asleep on your bedtime. So make sure that your physical activities are earlier in the day.
- Watch out for your afternoon naps. Long day time naps can actually interfere with your nighttime sleeps. So limit your siestas to about ten to thirty minutes.
The thing is, we all know how important it is to get adequate sleep; so how come we still don’t put more effort to catch enough Z’s every night? If you think this does not concern you at all, you definitely should rethink your life plan and put more value on sleeping. Anyways, it’s time for my beauty rest and I’m probably gonna be knocked out for at least eight hours! Lol! As for the sexy sleepwear I’ve featured in the pics above, just click on the images and it’ll take you directly to the page where you can buy them. Sweet dreams everyone! 🙂