It’s so tempting to stay up late to get one more thing done, send one last email sent, put in one more load of laundry, or binge one more episode on Netflix. All those late nights can cause detriment to your health in so many ways. Guilty as charged-I will admit I am not the best at getting enough sleep-my Fitbit yells at me every morning. If you are stressed and find yourself burning the candle at both ends, make one simple, yet not so simple decision-GO TO BED. Don’t need to be drastic-ease into it. Start with a goal of 15 minutes earlier-then 30, until you are getting between 7-8 hours. This next statement will shock you so brace yourself-about an hour before you go to bed, turn off the tv, shut off the phone, stop looking at anything with a screen. Are you shocked? You knew that was coming, didn’t you? I found this article that has the correlation between screen time before bed and how you sleep. Check it out! https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/evening-screen-time-can-sabotage-sleep I know its focus is on students but we can all learn something new at any age. Be a student.
Getting enough sleep has many other benefits that involve heart health, weight management, overall well-being, and so much more, so take control of something in your life that will benefit you and potentially those around you! If you are getting more sleep, your decisions will be clearer, your actions will be safer, and you will be happier-try it-you just might like it!
Safety Sarah Says….GO TO BED! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz