Do you realize fixed sleeping hours are important to get a good sleep? In other words, if you go to bed at the same time every day, you will sleep better. Going to bed at the same time every day also helps you get to sleep soon because your body clock starts following a certain pattern and your body gets accustomed to this pattern. Good sleep is very important because sleep deprivation can cause you a lot of health complications. However, for a lot of people going to bed at the same time is just not possible for a lot of reasons. For example, I find it difficult to go to bed at the same time every day.
Importance of Quality Sleep
The duration of sleep according to the age groups vary from person to person. A baby needs to sleep for a longer duration in the range of 12-16 hours a day but this duration goes on decreasing as the baby grows. If we know these variations, we can reap the rich benefits of Sleep. How many hours of sleep an individual needs depends on various factors such as age, nature of work, health conditions, etc. However, it is generally believed that an adult man and woman doing the average kind of work needs at least 8 hours of sleep. Sadly, due to various reasons such as work overload, time, etc. a lot of people cannot sleep for at least 8 hours a day. Some people who do not sleep well go for napping as an alternate which is no more considered a sign of laziness in the corporate world. In reality, if napping properly utilized, it can rejuvenate especially after a sleepless night.
Healthy Sleep is the key
But why do we need 6-8 hours of healthy sleep? For a simple reason, your sleeping habits can increase or decrease the energy needs of your body. While you’re sleeping at night (or day) the movements reduce therefore need for calories is also reduced in the same ratio.
Now if you did not have enough healthy sleep, your brain will feel it and some chemicals will be released. That will signal the need for more energy. Do you think this can lead to obesity because in that case you might eat more resulting in weight gain
World knows the importance of quality sleep. Also the researches show the importance of napping for a few minutes in the afternoon which helps in increasing productivity and efficiency. Most corporate companies in IT sector now encourage and provide facilities for their employees to take a power nap. It may sound strange but this facility is available in the corporate world.
Tiring your body or brain helps you sleep
Certain factors should help you in case you are not able to sleep or not even feeling like sleeping. In such situations, you need to tire your body by indulging in some physical work. Tiring up your brain also helps you sleep better, so read a book or newspaper at bedtime, especially something which you find uninteresting, you will soon fall asleep.
Is your bed is comfortable?
There are different mattresses available in the market according to your comfort level. Select one carefully and see the difference. Do you know you get better sleep in the cold season compared to warm weather? That’s why people living in hot places go to cold places for vacation.