Faith Fitness and Laughter

Important things

on March 6, 2013

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:

 

  1. Learning and Memory. 
  2. Metabolism and weight
  3. Memory
  4. Safety
  5. Mood
  6. Cardiovascular health
  7. Disease

 

 

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. 

 

Source

 

 

I am off to get ready for work!  Have a great day Smile

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5 responses to “Important things

  1. Awe, the little love birds. So cute. 🙂

  2. chasingchels says:

    At least your sleep deprivation is for a good reason 😉 However, I’m the same way when it comes to overanalyzing everything and becoming emotional/short with people when I’m tired so I’m working to find my balance of too little/too much sleep…looks like between 6-7 hours oddly enough. Hope today is great, love 🙂

  3. I definitely rush the work week! I sometimes pause and think that it’s not great I wish whole weeks away, but some weeks are just tough!

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