Sleep Robbers And How To Stop Them

Sleep Robbers And How To Stop Them

Do you think that you are getting enough sleep?

Maybe not. Studies confirmed that most adults have been depriving themselves of​ the amounts of​ sleep needed.

You now may think that: “Half an​ hour short of​ sleep won’t hurt me.” it​ does - especially if​ this becomes habitual.

Each half or​ even only a​ quarter of​ an​ hour lack of​ sleep each night accumulates in​ time.

You may think that the lack of​ sleep the night before is​ compensated the next night you get enough sleep - but: it​ doesn’t.

What you owe the night before remains in​ the IOU list which piles up each time you lack sleep.

Just how much sleep is​ enough? Although it​ varies depending on the person, it​ is​ ideal to​ consider between seven to​ eight hours of​ sleep as​ enough for the normal person. Younger people need more sleep than older ones.

Sleep is​ vital to​ overall health and individual functionality, which is​ why you have to​ win back your sleeping time if​ you lack it. Here are possible sleep robbers (or habits) that you can kick out to​ regain your sleeping time.

The habit of​ sleeping late usually starts in​ a​ subtle way. You hardly notice you’re doing it​ at​ first, until it​ becomes a​ habit. Identify the cause. if​ you can’t pinpoint the exact reasons why you sleep late at​ night, then chances are, they are small things or​ chores that are scattered. Those little time-consuming things you spend on could be trimmed and if​ you review them, the minutes (when accumulated) can turn to​ an​ hour or​ two which you could devote instead to​ sleeping.

You may not be able to​ correct this abruptly; actually it​ would be better to​ adjust gradually. Once you are able to​ find the time to​ retire earlier than usual, it​ may be difficult to​ fall asleep at​ once because of​ the change in​ pattern. Don’t worry, this is​ normal and only in​ the first few nights. Once you have adjusted to​ your new habit, you will eventually find it​ easier to​ fall asleep early.

Stop your dependency on sleeping aids like alcohol or​ sleep inducing pills. These aids may knock you out of​ your senses faster but they can cause frequent wakeful periods thus interrupting your sleep pattern.

If a​ concern keeps bothering you from getting asleep, try this method. Get a​ pen (a marker would be better) and a​ piece of​ paper (big enough to​ fill in​ you concern) and write your concerns on it. Lay it​ on your side table or​ tape it​ on the wall. You don’t go to​ sleep with your robe on, so it’s like taking your robe off before retiring. in​ the morning, discard the paper. Sounds trivial but for some, it​ works.

A phone (landline or​ mobile) on the bedside can be very handy particularly in​ an​ emergency. But it​ can also be downright annoying, especially when it​ is​ set to​ ring aloud. Take that phone away from your ear. if​ you need to​ keep it, set it​ on silent mode. Depending on your line of​ business or​ profession, that phone may or​ may be not be that important for night calls. Should its presence fall short of​ its importance, you’re better off without it​ during the night. That once in​ a​ lifetime call which you classify as​ an​ emergency may not be worth all the nights you are awakened by a​ wrong number or​ a​ nuisance call. The possibility that someone might call in​ the middle of​ the night when you’re asleep results to​ an​ agitated feeling that alters your sleep pattern, keeping you half asleep subconsciously.

Your brain monitors and maintains a​ record of​ all the hours you owe it​ in​ terms of​ shortage in​ sleep. One way or​ the other, you’ll have to​ pay for it. You should be thankful it​ doesn’t charge interest or​ penalties for late payments. Try your best to​ pull yourself out of​ sleep deficits.

Sleep Robbers And How To Stop Them

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