Last night you stayed up late ( stressed and anxious about a situation, binged watched Netflix or taking care of a crying baby).
Today, you wake up feeling like you rolled off the wrong side of the bed, it seems like the whole world is out to get you. The traffic is terrible, you spill coffee on your t-shirt, everyone and everything are irritating you?
Or could it, just be you?
sleep is scientifically proven to influence health, performance, productivity and mood. Regardless of whether your goal is to get fit or lose weight, boost productivity or increase energy levels – getting adequate, healthy sleep is a powerful tool that can help you reach your goals and lead more productive and satisfying lives.
Sleep affects every aspect of life – from fitness to productivity to appearance, and more. Better sleep gives people the ability to think more clearly, resolve problems, and be more productive at work and in any other part of their day-to-day lives.
Lack of sleep – on the other hand – depresses people’s immune systems, and is associated with a greater risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, depression, anxiety and many other dangerous diseases and conditions.
For mums whose sleep is poor and not satisfying enough like mine was for the past 10 months, who struggle to fall asleep, or who just generally feel sleepy and tired throughout the day.I feel your growing fatigue, pushing through the day by willpower and love and responsibility. Just remember it wont last forever, you got this Mumma.
The effects of sleep on a negative mood
Yes, researchers test this stuff by keeping volunteers up all night. crazy huh? In research conducted evidence suggests that when people lack sleep they feel angrier irritable and hostile.
When you require rest, you have a heightened chance to react negatively when things don’t go your way.
For those of you who are interested in the brain, some researchers suggest that sleep deprivation enhances negative mood due to increased amygdala activity (a brain structure integral to experiences of negative emotions such as anger and rage) and a disconnect between the amygdala and the area of the brain that regulates in functions. In other words, lack of sleep leads to increased negative mood and the ability to control that anger!
Setting goals with no sleep
If you are a goal setter make sure you are running at it with a full battery before you start any journey. In one study, people who were more sleep felt no sense of achievement after accomplishing something, whereas people who had a decent amount of sleep did feel better after their triumph. We want to celebrate our wins! Sleep while you be that go getter!
4 Tips to getting a better night sleep
1. Turn off all devices and on silent 30 minutes before you go to bed. Your bedroom is your Zen space.
2. Write down your woes- We all say it some nights we cannot turn off our minds, are you wide awake some nights worrying about what’s to come. Before your fall asleep jot down your concern then write down the steps to solve the problem. Once your concerns are converted into a plan of action, you’ll rest easier.
3. Take time to wind down- Sleep is not an on and off switch you must ease your foot off the gas slowly. Give your body time to transition from active day to bedtime. Make your own bedtime routine
4. Relax in bed and listen to a meditation that will help drift you off to sleep and spray lavender for extra relaxation.
True silence is the rest of the mind and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment, and refreshment. ~ William Penn
Sleep well so you show up each day as the person you want to be.
Let Your Inner Beauty Shine,