How much sleep do we really need? Read this article and you will learn more from the research that I did. There is still a debate on how much sleep we really need. The study that the sleep foundation did is really interesting. They actually did a very comprehensive study around this and the way that it affects performance
Sleep Really Effects Productivity!
“The National Sleep Foundation released the results of a world-class study that took more than two years of research to complete – an update to our most-cited guidelines on how much sleep you really need at each age. You can read the research paper published in Sleep Health.”
Last night I was woken up by an alarm that had been set the week before at 3 am and then again at 4 am, so this morning I felt awful as didn’t get my regular 6-7 hours rest.
I get really moody when my sleep is messed up, I have trained in martial arts for 20 years and I do internal strength practice usually between 6 am and 8 am every day; it used to be between 5 am and 7 am but I guess my routine has shifted a little over the last few years.
This morning I should of really got up at 3 am and done my exercises, then I could of had a nap later in the day, rather than laying in and having a snooze; my sleep was messed up entirely and now focusing is hard, so like many I have turned to really strong coffee and will probably fall asleep over my dinner!
Anyhow I am hoping tomorrow morning is better as I have a lot to do…
The good news is that coffee is really good for you!
And since I started being more kind to myself and having a lie in if I am feeling tired my productivity is through the roof. Now I don’t think too much about how much sleep do we really need.
How much sleep do we really need?
Keeping track of your sleep schedule may not be a top priority, but getting enough sleep is critical to your health in many ways. You may not realize how much the amount of sleep each night you get can affect everything from your weight and metabolism to brain function and mood.
How much sleep do we really need? For some people, it’s 2-3 hours of sleep per night. But for others, it’s 8-9 hours! Sleep affects productivity massively.
This blog goes into more detail on the amount of sleep we need according to The National Sleep Foundation some people need less sleep than others and to keep your immune system functioning properly you certainly need to ensure you maintain your productivity levels.
For adults between 26 and 64 the study recommends 7-9 hours and for the older adults over 64 they recommend 7-8 hours, if you listen to your body and eat the right diet you should be able to gauge how you feel and when you are at your most productive.
Lack of sleep can lead to weight gain due to all sorts of factors. The first is that lack of sleep reduces the body’s ability to produce leptin, a hormone that tells your brain when you’ve had enough food and need more energy.
People who are tired may not have an accurate gauge for how many calories they’re consuming each day or what kind of diet would be best for themselves based on their needs. This leads them slowly but surely down the path towards obesity as there is no natural way for them to regulate how much food they consume in order to maintain or lose weight.
If you’re not getting enough sleep, it may be time to rethink your priorities! Getting a good night’s rest is as important for our health and happiness as anything else.
I will write about that sometime soon…goal is to blog every day! If you have found this blog interesting please comment below or share with your friends.