I have never had problems sleeping. I am also a deep sleeper, it often takes a lot to wake me up.
Sleep is important but it may also not come easy for everyone. If you have issues sleeping please seek professional help. This article is aimed towards people who choose to sleep less.
There seems to be a contest in this country about who can sleep the least. Bragging rights belonging to those who get “by” on X number of hours. The X usually being the least amount.
Getting the sleep we need is vital to overall health. Our bodies and brains need the maximum hours of rest each night. Without it our bodies work hard to compensate. One is food. The body is lacking energy, food creates energy, which leads to overeating.
Another is getting sick. By not getting enough sleep, the body has not had time to repair itself. Cells have not been able to repair themselves.
This year has gone by quickly hasn’t it? As a child a year seemingly took forever, but now time is stuck on a fast forward button. It can seem daunting to realize that a new year is here. That your not quite ready for it to be over. I know I’m not.
Time marches on no matter what snags or walls we run into. As we begin a New Year, possibility and hope hang in the air. Plans are made or recommitted to.
But remember this, each year is an adventure. Perhaps not one you particularly wanted or hoped for. But an adventure nonetheless. Think about how much you planned to happen and what actually did end up happening. The best things that happened to me this year were unplanned. Something I’ll be thinking over as 2015 draws to a close.
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What do you hope for the coming year?
Taking a nap is often the best part of my day. As children it is perhaps the last thing we want to do. But as an adult, we often long for them. And why not?! They can be refreshing and renewing. Helpful in clearing the mind.
According to the national sleep foundation a nap from about 20 to 30min to gain all the benefits of a nap. Anything longer and you may wake feeling worse. This is because a typical sleep cycle is 90 min.
Listening to when our bodies say to rest is important for our overall health. Taking a nap is one of things in life to make time to do. Something I try to do as often as my schedule permits.
Rest is important. To stop and simply just BE. It is alright to say no, to turn off the rest of the world for a while. This allows you to return well rested and ready to keep on going.