Morning my friends! It’s Wednesday!! Hump Day! Sometimes I feel like I rush the work week….do you? Even when I start my week, I am already looking forward to the weekend. I know that I am not alone in this, but sometimes I feel like I wish the week away and miss really cool opportunities to engage with people.
One of the things that I have been lacking is sleep. With the time difference, Kevin is two hours behind, it’s usually 10:00 or after before we get on the phone. Would I change any of it? No way! But what I have noticed is that I am lacking in the sleep department and it’s starting to show.
Importance of Sleep:
- Signs of excessive sleepiness: Irritability and moodiness are the first signs that you going without the recommended time of sleep. It can even go on to; apathy, flattened emotion responses, impaired memory and inability to be creative.
- Where problems can be: Brain and nervous system, cardiovascular, metabolic functions, immune system
- Furthermore the lack of sleep can lead to other detrimental things: insomnia, hypertension and other cardiovascular risks, depressions, obesity, alcohol and drug abuse.
6 Reasons to get enough sleep:
- Learning and Memory.
- Metabolism and weight
- Cardiovascular health
The reason that I say this is that I have noticed that I am a bit more sensitive lately, even when I am dealing with someone at work. My response to a situation also seems a bit slow as well. I have also noticed my mood can turn on a dime. All of this I know is due to my sleeping habits changing.
I have also noticed that I over analyze things when I don’t have enough sleep…..I tend to read into things and make things something that they are not. I’m such a girl.
I share this info to remind myself that sleep is important, especially to our overall health.
I am off to get ready for work! Have a great day