When was the last time you woke up from the most satisfying sleep?
Nowadays sleep is seen as a ‘thing’ we do and we do not give it a second thought. The numerous benefits to sleep are completely under estimated to how it affects your everyday mental wellbeing.
Sleep gives the opportunity for the brain to ‘detox’ the bad thoughts, which occurred during awakened state and cleanses itself ready for the day ahead.
Have you ever gone to bed on an issue or work related problem and you have woken up with a solution?
That’s because while you have been sleeping apparently doing ‘nothing’. Little scientists in white coats in your brain have been busy clearing out the good and bad thoughts, preparing your mind for the day ahead.
So if you haven’t had your full quota of a minimum of 8 hours sleep that night. You have stopped your clever colleagues mid-shift, and they have not managed to complete the ‘detox’ job on your mind, so you awake grumpy and unprepared for the day ahead.
A good nights’ sleep helps you to become more creative, a better decision maker and happier. So you can wake ready to face the day with energy, confidence and ease.
This is why it is so important to treat your sleep routine with respect, just as much as your daily routine.
In my next blog, I will be talking about ‘Digital Detoxing’ and how this can seriously affect your sleep.