Tuesday, 23 February 2010

More sleep zzzzz...

Our kids need more sleep or so says a new study but let's face it it's not only the rugrats that need more zzz time, but us adults too. Apparently we're all getting one hour less sleep a day, that's a 7 hour deficit by the end of the week and a 48 hours by the end of the month (and I won't even tell you how much that is by the end of the year because it's too depressing by far).

Aside from being a slow form of torture, lack of sleep makes you gain weight (probably because you're having a snack when you should be sleeping), ages you (skin needing down time to rejuvenate) and makes you viciously cranky with loved ones and colleagues. The lazy answer is simple but not so easy - go to bed earlier, don't watch TV in bed and wind down for 20 minutes before bed so you're relaxed enough to sleep.

1 comment:

  1. Going to bed early always seems like an unachievable dream (no pun intended lol) and when you do achieve it, you feel so proud of yourself, and hope to God to be able do it again! LOL

    I read an article once about a healthy guy in his 40s who died, what killed him? Lack of sleep!

    Also my dad (he's a doctor) warned me that if you continue to overwork yourself, you will soon be constantly fatigued, no matter how much you rest. So we have been warned!