Day 9 of the Challenge: Make It Happen!
No matter our background, upbringing, current situation, gender, age or belief-system, we all question ourselves at times. Finding the answers corresponding to our unique personality, figuring out what lifestyle fits best and fully embrace ourselves can be quite a challenge.
Life is an ongoing process, change inevitable and
the perfect way does not exist.
From February 4 until February till February 16, I publish in total 12 articles from Monday till Saturday. On Sunday you will have the time to catch up, reflect and decide if, which ones, and how you’re going to implement the tips and tools I share. Enabling you to
Be The Master of Your Life.
One of the most important habits, maybe even the most important one, is getting enough sleep. For the average healthy people, seven till nine hours of sleep is required to have your body & mind rest enough. Too short or too long sleeping hours a day, could lead to various issues.
Not enough sleep
When you don’t get enough sleep each night, you’re at risk of viral infections, weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, mental illness, and mortality. Research showed that if you get 6 hours of sleep per night for two weeks straight, your mental and physical performance declines to the same level as if you had stayed awake for 48 hours straight.
Sleep too long
Occasionally sleeping longer as the recommended average won’t lead to huge problems. However, nights of more than ten hours sleep for longer as fourteen days could lead to increase heart diseases, obesity, diabetes, but also depression.
How do you know how much sleep you need?
While the required amount of sleep ranges for adults between 5 to 10 hours, you shouldn’t assume you are at one end of the spectrum unless you have paid close attention to your body. If you are drowsy during the day, even during boring periods, you haven’t had enough sleep the previous night. Most people experience a dip in early afternoon – siesta time. But if you fall asleep in the afternoons consistently, it means you haven’t had enough sleep at night.
Drink & Eat
The right amount of sleep depends on your individual needs. Both too short as too long can lead to various health issues. Don’t underestimate the power of nutrition, with regard to your unique body, either. In case you are certain, you did get enough sleep: did you drink and ate enough during the day?
Personally, I can get cranky when haven’t slept enough a few days in a row. I refer to myself being a sleepy-monster, because I need more sleep in comparison to the average. Preferably, at least eight hours a night. Sleep is an activity too! Let your body and mind do their thing, SLEEP to
Be The Master Of Your Life
Make it Happen!
Missed the first 8 articles? You can read them here: Who ARE You? – Why? – Time – Body– Habits – Belief-systems – Health. – Nutrition. Feel free to share your thoughts below, or send me an email, if you have questions.
*Tuck is a community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. A representative of Tuck reached out to me, asking if I could share a few of their guides on my website. Tuck also sells mattresses, however, I am not an affiliate nor do I receive any form of payment for sharing their content. I honestly believe, the information at the website of this company is unbiased.