Don't have enough time to sleep.

What To Do If I Don’t Have Enough Time To Sleep?

August 9, 2010
Healthy Sleep

Question: What if there’s no time for sleep?

I work a lot and find that I just don’t have time to get the eight hours they say I need a night. What can I do to sleep better with the limited time I get?
In my humble opinion I think there is nothing more important than a good night of sleep. I truly think that people underestimate its importance  and how the lack of if can really affect us. I would go so far to say that it needs to be a health priority in this country not just something we do when we have a little extra time available. I am very surprised to see the hundreds and thousands of dollars humans spend on fad diets attempting to eat healthier. Why many of these same people are getting up 2 hours early so they have enought time to eat, get ready for work, and to go to the gym and exercise. Sleep affects every aspect of our day-to-day lives.

Now I’ll share with you what many doctors have to say on the matter. If you don’t have the time to snooze, be sure to make the most out of the sleep you are able to get. Their claim is to exercise on a regular basis. They say that people who do exercise even a few times a week typically sleep get a better than people who don’t. Additionally avoiding caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol which might not always sound fun to some should especially consider avoiding them late in the day. The reason being these are stimulants that can interfere with quality sleep.

Creating a peaceful and restful sleep environment is crucial to better health and the restorative benefits of sleep.  Keys are being uninterrupted in a dark room, and having a supportive mattress that offers desired comfort. Keeping the bedroom cool and quiet works well for me and after researching and talking to qualified individuals is highly recommended. For me personally running a family business often leads to stress which makes it quite hard for me to fall a sleep. A great way to relax the mind is to make a list of all the things you need to do. I find this as a way to give my self permission to relax and fall a sleep which gives me the needed energy to deal with tomorrow’s issues.
The little things we do can make a big difference in our daily lives.