Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My Journey To Find Sleep

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My body clock is screwed up.  S e r i o u s l y.  If my body were a clock...it would be on Tokyo time every other night, and then cracked into little pieces every Monday.  Here's the problem:  I'm not in Tokyo.  I'm just a sleep-deprived girl in California who is trying to find love...with her alarm clock.  I figure that I'm not the only one who is struggling to keep a consistent sleep schedule.  Maybe you don't care to have one.  In my case, I find that I'm not a fully functioning human when I've stayed up too late.  In order words, I turn into a quarter-functioning depressive who suddenly has no idea what she's doing with her life.  I actually fantasized about killing several annoying as hell children at work on Sunday because I had slept so terribly.  And sleeping IN is even worse.  I mean, how am I supposed to fit my morning workout in?  You can see my dilemma.

Fortunately, when there is a problem, there is always a solution.  In order to turn things around for good, I did a little research, courtesy a la Google.  In this post, I will give you a few reasons why we stay up so late, why that's not such a great idea, and how we can [and why we should] get better sleep tonight.  Read on.

Reasons Why We Stay Up Too Late:
Work.  Fuck you, retail.
Bad television.
The bed is too far from the bad television.
It's become a terrible habit.
You're reading my blog.  Or Facebook stalking.
Sexting.  I mean, texting.

Side Effects of Not Getting Enough Sleep:
Late night snacking.  And let's face it, you're not eating kale.
Weight gain from the late night snacking.
Decreased productivity.  Increased stress.
Nausea and/or dizziness.
Memory loss.
You will look like a zombie.

Tips For Better Sleep:
Set your phone to 'Do Not Disturb' 45-60 minutes before bed.
Don't drink coffee after 2pm.
Turn off your lights an hour before sleep.
Read rather than subject your eyes to TV's artificial light.
If your mind is running, write about it and let it go.

Benefits of Quality Sleep (7-9 Hours):
Memory improvement.
Reduced stress.
More time in the day to accomplish goals.
Healthier mind.
Stronger body.
May help you lose weight.

One more thing:  Do. Not. Press. Snooze.  Aint nobody got time for that.




1 comment:

  1. Ha! I love your writing. It is all so true. I had the worst nights sleep last night, and will definitely be going to bed earlier tonight.

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