Do you often feel tired during the day? Have you ever fallen asleep at an inopportune time? It could be that you aren’t getting the proper amount of sleep each night. If you are getting less than 7-8 hours of sleep each day, chances are you are suffering from sleep deprivation.
Not getting enough sleep can be dangerous for your health. Sleep deprivation can interfere in the ability to focus, keeping you from being alert when you need to be. This can be increasingly dangerous when driving a car or operating large machinery. But not getting adequate sleep, even by shaving off an hour or two each night can lead to serious health issues and may even keep you from being able to lose weight.
Sleep is important to a woman’s body in particular. When a woman doesn’t get enough sleep, she puts her face in jeopardy too. Lines and wrinkles can look more prominent on a face that is puffy or swollen from sleeplessness. A woman’s body needs sleep in order to reduce inflammation and to decrease stress. These factors can wreak havoc on the complexion.
But vanity aside, when we don’t get enough sleep, we feel tired. Feeling tired, especially day after day, can leave us feeling grumpy and unhappy too. When we feel tired all of the time, it deprives us of our creativity and critical thinking. We are just to tired to think and that can lead to unhappiness and a decrease in production both in our professional and personal lives.
I know many times there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. It’s easy to just delay bedtime by an hour or two to finish a project or clean the house, however, the following day you may feel so tired that you actually get less done than you would have if you had all your strength to go at full speed.
Make a point of getting into bed at a specific time each night. Come up with the same routines closer to bed to train your mind and body to wind down and relax at this time each day. Warm baths, reading, soothing music or sweet love making are all wonderful ways to get your body ready for bedtime.