Happiness and laughter in the workplace

The Importance of Sleep

One of the first things that suffer when we are under stress is sleep. We have one of the three things happen. Firstly we can’t get to sleep. Secondly we can’t stay asleep. Or finally we wake up tired…as if we’d never been asleep in the first place.

So why do these things happen?

In the first place it’s because we have personal issues. These arise when we get home, and overtake anything that may have happened during the day. The reason we have trouble staying asleep is because we have so much happening at work that we wake up in the middle of the night with solutions that we don’t have time during the day to deal with. And finally, we wake up tired because of a combination of the above, along with the inability to take time out to regularly calm our mind

Here are 5 tips to help you get more sleep

  1. Be careful about what you eat and drink before going to bed. It’s not a good idea to do either an hour before bedtime. Your body needs processing time before it shuts down
  2. Turn off all electronic equipment well ahead of your bedtime. Some people have been known to use social media in bed. What don’t these people know about sex
  3. If you wake up in the middle of the night don’t open your eyes. Forget all of the bull**** about making lists. If it’s important it will still be there in the morning. Meditate back to sleep
  4. When it’s time to wake up then get up and go. Don’t hang around in bed as the world awaits. Jump straight into a hot shower for 5 minutes, turn it onto cold only, and then GO
  5. Sleeping during the day is OK. Nana naps, power naps, or midday matinees, are now an acceptable way of recharging the batteries. Sleep Pods are being installed everywhere

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