5 Reasons to Get More Sleep

time-is-money-1339781_640I haven’t been very focused lately. Probably because I haven’t been able to sleep very well for the last few weeks (I’m going to blame it on PTSD from Harvey). I love my sleep. Not going to lie, I go to bed way too early for a person under 40. But I miss having my own office so I could shut the door and catch a quick cat nap during lunch. Those days were uh-MAZ-ing and made all the difference in the world in so many aspects of my life. Aside from not feeling like your batsh*t crazy all the time, getting enough sleep can also

  1. Lessen the risk of heart disease and stroke
  2. Improve the body’s immune functions
  3. Reduce the risk for obesity and aid in weight loss
  4. Improve concentration and productivity
  5. Reduce risk of inflammation

sleepIt’s not only about the quantity of sleep, but the QUALITY of sleep is significant as well. Not getting enough GOOD sleep can be so incredibly detrimental to your health and yet I hear people boast all the time about being able to live on 3-4 hours of sleep a night. It makes me cry a little on the inside every time I hear this knowing the damage this could be doing to their body without even knowing it. Just because you can’t feel the damage being done doesn’t mean it’s not happening.

So now I just have to get back into my “good” bedtime practices. Since CSI Miami has been taken off Netflix as of this morning, maybe that will help. I don’t even know why, but I’m still SOOOOOOOO upset I didn’t get through the series before it happened. Although I made it to the last season, it was a challenge that I failed. I’ll just have to find another way. My daughter suggested that I go to the…gaspwait for it…LIBRARY…since they have all the seasons on DVD. Maybe I’ll think about doing that after our college tour visit to Austin this weekend…Wait…what? I have a daughter old enough to be looking at colleges? WTH?!?!? I guess for now I will just take solace in the fact that my biggest problem currently is that I don’t have enough time to binge watch an almost mildly entertaining series on Netflix.

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