Bad quality sleep brings about a number of problems. You increase your chance for heart disease, your immune system is down, and you know, you’re just generally very cranky for the whole day. But aside from that, bad quality sleep also affects your ability to perform in a number of areas: you’re in a very bad mood, you’re unable to concentrate, and at times, maybe even just procrastinate for the whole day.
A lack of sleep, or rather, a lack of quality sleep can be very detrimental to your health and output. So instead of trying to improve with more and more productivity and motivation tips, maybe the solution to your problem would simply be improving your quality of sleep.
In this three-part article, you’ll learn the very best ways to start improving your life by improving your sleep:
3. Stop using your electronics one hour before you go to sleep.
- One reason why our sleep is sometimes so disrupted is because technology is so invasive of our lives that we often just lay in bed with our laptops, iPads, or phones playing games or searching the deepest, darkest pits of the Internet in the middle of the night. We need to stop doing this. Stop bringing your gadgets into the bedroom. Looking at bright lights affect how sleepy you are, and also, just playing with any of your gadgets right before going to bed will make you a lot less sleepy than your body actually is. You’ll stay up later and won’t get enough sleep.
4. Limit daytime naps. If you find that you’re going to sleep a lot later than normal, then perhaps it’s because you just aren’t tired at the time you’re supposed sleep. One reason this might be so, is because you’re taking very long naps in the afternoon. If it affects your ability to go to bed early, stop doing so. Or at the very least, try playing around with your naps so that you’re able to go to bed when you need to.