Turn Down For What?
Are you feeling depressed, lethargic, forgetful or just plain stupid? Well chances are you are not as dumb as you thought. In this age, everybody wants you to turn up all the damn time, but there’s good possibility that you may not be turning down enough. In this case turning down means getting enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep is like not charging your cell phone after using it all day. Sure you might be able to use it they next day, but if you do anything that requires a lot of battery, like playing that video on your Facebook page, it will most likely power off on you. Not to mention you can’t see anything on your phone, because your screen brightness is auto set to negative three-hundred. Well the same goes for your brain. Sleep helps your brain work properly. While you’re sleeping, your brain is preparing for the next day. It is being recharged It’s forming new pathways to help you learn and remember information.
Some may think that by staying awake more hours, they will have more time in life to accomplish things.
For example, lets say you want to sleep 5 hours instead of 8 every day, because lets face it, you are the worlds busiest person. That would be about an extra 21 hours a week, 84 hours a month and 1008 hours a year. Congratulations my friend, you have just found another 42 days a year to get jiggy with it! OK, so that congrats wasn’t from the heart, sorry about that. Believe it or not, giving up precious sleeping hours for productivity sake is actually worse than doing the dance from the for-mentioned Will Smith song.
You may have more awake time, but the quality overall will of that time will be worse. OMG, what do you mean I can’t use my flash?
The damage from sleep deficiency can occur in an instant (such as a car crash), or it can harm you over time. For example, ongoing sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems. It also can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others.
Inadequate sleep can lead to:
-Increased risk of motor vehicle accidents
-Increase in body mass index – a greater likelihood of obesity due to an increased appetite caused by sleep deprivation
-Increased risk of diabetes and heart problems
-Increased risk for psychiatric conditions including depression and substance abuse
-Decreased ability to pay attention, react to signals or remember new information
Losing sleep once in awhile, is something that is usually unavoidable, but try you best to get your proper rest. Use the chart below as a guide, but do what is best for you. If you need a little more or less, do what you gotta do!
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Discussion: Have you had a time where being sleepy has caused you a problem? Don’t tell me you failed your exam because you fell asleep!
How much sleep to you get after a good nights rest and have you ever gotten jiggy with it. Don’t lie.