Ahhh sleep….It seems a lot of us cherish this more as we get older. With my long days and many tasks, sleep is the one thing that I look forward too everyday, as I’m sure many of you do. Unfortunately, my sleeping habits have not been the best. As a result, I gained under-eye circles, an increase in anxiety, and the feeling of complete exhaustion. Feeling this way made my days longer and my mood…well…not so great.
My main issue was that I was trying to cram too many things into one day. I would work late nights on projects or my blog and suffer for it the next day. So, I wasn’t being as productive as I thought I was. Unfortunately, I kept doing this despite my depleting health.
Negative Effects of sleeping Habits
- Now the under-eye circles are not cute. I feel like it ages a person and if you’re young, like me, that truly blows.
- It makes it harder to get out of bed which can possibly make you late to work or miss an important appointment because it seems to take twice as long to get ready.
- It makes you cranky and no one likes a cranky person.
- It makes you stressed and instead of you waking up feeling well-rested, you wake up with a crook in your neck and your attitude.
- Your body and health will decrease overtime which means you can gain weight because you tend to overeat with poor sleeping habits.
Benefits of Good Sleeping Habits
- You are more productive…which means more energy to work and even workout.
- Your immune system will be stronger which means bye bye colds.
- Your mental healthy will be top-notch because you brain is at work strengthening itself while you’re sleeping.
- Your creative juices will be flowing a lot easier.
- You will live a long life honey. Who doesn’t want that?
- You will kick depressions butt.
- Your attention span will be sharper and you will be able to retain a lot more information.
Now if those aren’t reasons to get better sleep, then I don’t know what to tell you. While I am not perfect with my sleeping habits, they have improved. I used to get 3-5 hours of sleep max, but now I do about 6-8 hours of sleep. This might not seem like much, but I feel so much better because I finally decided to make sleep a priority.