I love sleep…who doesn’t? Like many of us, I often don’t get enough…I’m certainly guilty of burning the candle at both ends!
There’s nothing worse than feeling too tired to do things you like to do and as I get older, I’ve come to know there are some very good reasons for getting a good night sleep, some of these are:
- Safety – not only your safety, but the safety of others is compromised when you are suffering from lack of sleep…accidents can happen and mistakes can be made – is it worth the risk?
- Maintaining a healthy weight – sleep deprivation alters our hormone levels and affects our appetite, is it just me, or does it always seems so much harder to prepare and eat healthy food when you are tired?
- Memory and Brain Function – sleeps helps the brain retain new information, which is imperative in today’s fast paced world…especially when you work in an occupation that requires you to use your brain!
- Mood – sleep loss can cause impatience, inability to concentrate, moodiness and irritability…that’s simply no fun at all!
I’ll be looking for a good night sleep tonight…I’m off to help a good friend celebrate her 40th birthday today…let’s do it!