Have you heard the necessity to sleep at least 8 hours per night (well for some of us we are all differents). But have you also felt that it was an impossible goal to rich if you have a day full ahead of you ?
We are supposed to sleep enough to be funcionable human beings but we are also supposed to work, take time for our family, friends, pay the bills, clean the house, grocery shopping, do sport, yoga , meditation…
I don’t know about you but if I want to do all of this in one day, it’s going to be more around 6 hours of sleep.
Every one is different, but personnaly I need around 7 hours of sleep to have energy and don’t be acting like a bitch all day.
If you don’t know if you are missing sleep, here are some clues :
- You are all over the place : you forget where you put your keys, if you sent this email and you aren’ t able to focus on what you are doing.
- You feel like you need to drink more coffee. Even if you think this will be right, au contraire, consume too much caffeine can make you feel even more sleepy. It goes the same for coffee, tea or energized sodas like Redbull.
- You have more cravings, especially for sugar and fat foods (we would know if we wanted suddenly to snack broccolis). When you don’t sleep enough, your body produce more ghreline, the hunger hormone so you are more hungry. On the long term run, this can cost you to really gain weight.
- You can get sick easier because your body doesn’t have enough energy to produce antibodies and fight bacterias.
- You are grumpy (this is so me). Generally this is the Number 1 we recognize that we are tired, we have so much less patience for everything.
- Your libido is going low, low, low… and that’s terrible ! We all want sex and good, so change your routine a little bit to have time to go to bed earlier and have fun with your partner. May I also add that you sleep better after an orgasm ? Just saying…
I don’t think any of these points makes you want to experience it, certainly not several or all of them. The only way to protect yourself is to get yourself organized as much as you can.
Good night !