Spent a night tossing and turning, you already know how you’ll feel the next day — tired, cranky, and out of sorts. Waking up several times during the night makes you short-tempered & depressed, making it more dangerous than not having enough sleep.
The long term effects of sleep deprivation are real. It drains your mental abilities and puts your physical health at real risk.
During sleep, your body heals itself and restores its chemical balance. Disturbed sleep leaves your brain exhausted, so it can’t perform its duties as well. You may also find it more difficult to concentrate or learn new things.
It affects memory, concentration, making tough to negotiate social situations & the ability to deal with the world. A new research stated that the disrupted sleep can affect your mood & behaviour as much as chronic sleeplessness.
Now, let’s know how to deal with it,
Focus on your breath — breathe in and out slowly and deeply — and visualize a serene environment such as a deserted beach or grassy hill.
#2. Play music
Trust me it’s the key to a great sleep, i personally use it. Soft, calming music can lower your blood pressure and relax your mind and body.
Regular exercise will help you sleep better, but limit your workouts to mornings and afternoons. It provides an outlet for frustrations and releases mood-enhancing endorphins. Yoga can be particularly effective at reducing anxiety and stress.
#4. Prioritize your to-do list
Spend your time and energy on the tasks that are truly important, and break up large projects into smaller, more easily managed tasks. Delegate when you can.
Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Use your bedroom as a bedroom — not for watching TV or doing work — and get into bed only when you are tired.
If you don’t fall asleep within 15 minutes, go to another room and do something relaxing. Make sure your bedroom is cool, dark, and quiet. Consider using a fan to drown out excess noise, and make sure your mattress and pillows are comfortable.
” Sleep Is An Investment In The Energy You Need To Be Effective Tomorrow “