It’s the beginning of 2022! A new year, new you. Generally people make resolutions of losing weight, giving up drinking, joining the gym, starting regular workouts, avoiding junk food and so on. Have you ever thought of making a resolution or a promise of getting more sleep for yourself?
Sleep Deprivation: A Public Health Epidemic
The importance of adequate sleep is often underestimated. If you are one of those people who don’t get enough sleep, make it your resolve to get sound sleep. Let me explain why:
According to the Gallup poll, 40% of Americans don’t get the recommended amount of sleep each night. As per the study, “Fifty-nine percent of Americans get seven or more hours of sleep at night, while 40% get less than seven hours.”
Americans aged 65 or older get more sleep whereas younger Americans tend to sleep a lot less. People in the lower-income group and parents of young kids suffer from sleep deprivation.
Last year the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) labeled sleep deprivation as a “public health epidemic,” that affects around 50 to 70 million Americans.
People often underestimate the importance of a sound sleep. Lack of sleep at night not only leads to a groggy morning but also affects your goals and plans. Make sure you get sufficient sleep at night.
According to a recent article published in Dailymail, “An early night is the best way to stick to resolutions, say psychologists.” A study has suggested that the reason we are unable to stick to New Year’s resolutions is all because of tiredness.
Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire surveyed 1,000 people and found that those who got sound sleep of less than seven hours every night are likely to have low willpower to stick to resolutions.
According to the study, following difficult diets and going early to the gym may not work alone. As Professor Richard Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire, stated, “[The brain requires energy] to do something we don’t really want to do or find difficult to do.
If you are sleep deprived, then you don’t have the mental energy needed. In fact some of the things that people do for their resolutions, like getting up early to go to the gym, leave them more sleep deprived. This is why over time they find it harder and harder to keep going.”
How Lack of Sleep Affects Your Resolutions and Lifestyle
In short, there is direct link between the quality of sleep you get each night and the success of your plans and resolutions.
Lack of sleep not only directly impacts your resolutions but affects your entire lifestyle. Sleep deprived people are more prone to making poor food choices, often binging on high fat and sugary foods, skipping exercise and having low productivity at workplace.
No matter what your goal is this year, sleep is your secret to achieving it. Here are some simple tips to get quality sleep at night:
* Go to bed around same time every night
* Do not drink alcohol or caffeine laden beverages several hours before bedtime
* Do not watch TV while in your bed
* Create a soothing atmosphere in your bedroom such as dim the lights and listen to pleasing music
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We are two months into the new year. Make sure that you get plenty of rest so that you can adhere to your resolutions. Getting a sound night’s sleep will help you stick to the goals and resolutions that you have set for 2022!