While 63% of the U.S population suffers from loss of sleep, it’s interesting to learn about the habits of making up for this loss of sleep. Many people “save” their sleeping loss to make up for during the weekend, while others find napping a good-enough solution. Well, if we’re being completely honest, most of us put our trust in coffee and keep on going. These methods have some influence, yet they are far from providing us with a real solution.
The first action to take in order to improve the situation is to prioritize your sleep. We’ve talked about this so many times but seriously, just take under consideration that watching this next episode or letting this conversation get longer actually comes instead of night’s sleeping time, which is important!
Prevention is likely to be a little far fetched goal, so let’s also find the midways to manage our sleep losses. Here are some thumb rules:
- Plan your naps on the basis of a non 1:1 ratio. If you missed one hour of sleep, make time for about one and a half hours to really enjoy the positive effect from your sleep.
- Timing is everything! Sleep during the time that will not deprive you of your next night’s sleep.
- Consume caffeine with responsibility. Don’t forget it’s just a bandaid and not a final solution to the real problem. Like you feel the effect of caffeine, it will be gone in a while and you might discover just how tired you are.
Remember your sleep is a key factor of your healthy well-being, both physically and mentally!