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Friday, May 22, 2009

Resolve to get enough sleep today!!!

Resolve to get enough sleep today!!!SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend
I love sleep, like I have mentioned in a previous blog post and without any definitive research of any sort, I am positively certain that everyone else on the face of the planet loves sleep as well… don’t ask me how- it’s just a gut instinct, but that doesn’t mean we get enough of it. Just like any other relationship we have, our relationships with our beloved beds can often be turbulent and rocky and yes- even though we love to sleep we might find ourselves not getting enough of it!!!

Most adults need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep (and I secretly think that I’m special and need 9-10.) Yet, we don’t often get enough sleep, simply because we’ve convince ourselves that to rech all the goals we want to achieve in life, we have to sacrifice some things- including sleep… so as we try to make our schedules leaner and meaner, the first thing to be cut out is sleep!!! Which is all wrong, because sleep is as important to our lives as water- we need enough sleep to function at the top of our game.

Here are Three reasons why I think you get enough sleep.
  • It will increase the amount of active tasks you can complete when you’re awake. Everyone should know this, when you don’t get enough sleep you feel and act like a vegetable all day long- so get enough sleep so that you can hop about like Bambi all day long… (In other words sleep it makes you bright eyed and bushy tailed and ready to take on the world.)
  • It will make you a more pleasant person to be around… people who are sleep deprived are often grumpy and then become plain vicious after a massive dose of caffeine (trust me- I didn’t get enough sleep last night and right now I want to snap someone’s head off.)
  • And apparently not getting enough sleep is linked to higher diabetes and obesity, high blood-pressure and heart disease.

Do yourself a favor and get some sleep this weekend… 7-8 hours of blissful uninterrupted sleep! Not in front of the TV, not at your desk, not on the plane to wherever- but in your bed… put a “Do not disturb or you will die!!!” sign on your door and make sure everyone gets it! Do whatever it takes to shut the world out for 8 hours (or 9-10 if you’re special like me) even if it means switching off your cellphone- yes- I know that may sound suicidal to some of you- but you gotta do it.

Here’s a great link to more information on sleep and why you need to sleep enough, what sleep is and tips on how to have a goodnight’s sleep.

Resolve to get enough sleep 2day. Trust me, you will feel like a better person the next morning!!!

N.C Ronia

Special thanks to Luciano Tirabassi for letting me use his photograph.
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