Sleep Your Way to Success

Sleep Your Way to Success

In a world where time in the office is tied to success, it’s no surprise that an estimated one in three adults are sleep deprived. In the race to get ahead, build businesses, support families, and make a difference in an ever-hanging economy has people intent on putting in the hours – at the expense of their own health. Sleep deprivation can lead to a multitude of long term health issues, such as heart disease and diabetes, and is also a leading cause of both vehicular and industrial accidents. So why is everyone so intent on skipping their zzz’s when it’s counterproductive to their accomplishments? The answer is that they shouldn’t be, and if you know you are one of these people, it’s time to take control back.

Getting the right amount of sleep each night is tied directly to your overall success, and when you start sacrificing it to put in more hours, it doesn’t take long before your body begins to work against you. When you sleep both your body and mind are nourished and recharged. Important cognitive processes occur during your sleep cycles that aide in memory retention and problem solving, and your body is also able to better fight off disease and heal. If you are suffering from a lack of energy both mentally and physically, then consider the steps you should take in order to start each day refreshed and recharged.

First off, getting yourself on a sleep schedule is crucial to resetting your circadian rhythm, your internal clock that helps your body know when to sleep, rise, eat, etc… You probably already awake each morning around the same time despite differing bedtimes simply because your mind is already used to doing so. By creating a nighttime ritual you can do the same to help get the required 7 to 9 hours adults need each night for maximum productivity.

Secondly, control your sleep environment. Temperature fluctuations and poor mattress choices can keep you tossing and turning, unable to cycle through the sleep steps so critical to your night’s rest. Our body naturally cools each night and allowing your room’s temperature to stay between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit will provide an optimal environment for your body to relax. Your mattress comfort can have a lot to do with how well you sleep too. Sleeping on a mattress that has high heat retention can cause you to overheat and wake, and you may want to invest in a cooling mattress pad if the room temperature is not enough to keep you cool.

Furthermore, if you are waking with aches and pains, consider the age and type of your mattress. Many people are unaware of what type of bed they need to sleep comfortably, and should consider their sleeping surface. To determine what sort of comfort you need, and for a place to read up on what is available to help you get a better night’s sleep, visit The Sleep Judge both sleep health tips and unbiased mattress reviews.

Limiting your screen time, dimming lights, and avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and sugar in the evening can help stimulate your natural sleep time and get you drifting off to a better night’s sleep as well. Keep in mind that less sleep doesn’t offer a quicker, more productive day, and can be detrimental to your overall success in time. Take back your nights and reap the benefits a proper rest can lend to your life.

About the Author:
Frank Apodaca
strives to find the best night’s sleep possible for you through the testing of a variety of products and unbiased reviews you can find at The Sleep Judge. Through his years in the business he has come across a quite a few products, both good and bad, and knows quality when he sees it. His experience with the industry provides you with the best advice possible to get you what you need. Follow us on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter.

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