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Is Sleep Schedule overrated?

Routinely getting less than six or seven hours sleep demolishes your immune system, disrupts sugar levels and sets you on a path of cardiovascular disease. So Are there any benefits of adhering to a sleep schedule?

Sleep specialists state that sleep regulates your appetite, and a consistent sleep schedule is the single most effective habit we can master to reset our brain and body health each day.

In my experience, I have alway found myself eating more and feeling less satisfied with food when I didn’t get enough sleep or when I am exhausted.

So, what sleep experts recommend is getting up and going to bed at the same time every day. I know what you’re thinking, it is easier said than done. Adhering to a strict sleep schedule sounds unrealistic if not mostly impossible for many. Some will say I have different commitments.

Others may work different shift times so my plan is to set my alarm for when I need to go to bed, and I’m wearing an activity tracker so my sleep patterns will be automatically tracked.

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What is Your Sleep Schedule?

Setting a regular schedule for sleeping helps your body and brain get used to falling asleep and waking up at a fixed time each day. This type of conditioning is a vital part of achieving better quality sleep that will benefit your physical and emotional well-being.

A poor sleep schedule is the number one reason teenagers and young adults suffer with insomnia. During this time your body clock naturally prefers to sleep late and wake late, which makes it harder to keep to a good sleep schedule.

Just Commit To Making Gradual Adjustments

You won’t be able to change your sleep schedule overnight. The most effective tactic is to make small changes slowly. If you’re trying to go to sleep at 10:00 pm, rather than midnight, for example, try this: For the first three or four nights, go to bed at 11:45 pm, and then go to bed at 11:30 pm for the next few days.

“Go to bed at the same time and do the same activities every night before bed,”

Heidi Connolly, MD, chief of pediatric sleep medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

So this is my plan for forming this crucial new habit. If you are thinking of taking on any new habits or goals over the next few weeks, I would love to hear from you.

Write to us in the comments below, and tell us the steps you have taking to adhere to a sleep schedule. Let us know how long did it take you to finally get the schedule down and how did it effect your overall health and happiness.

Sweet dreams!


Check out our post for the 9 tips to get a better sleep Tonight

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Last updated on July 11, 2019 8:54 pm

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