Everyone knows that sleep is crucial for your health. And yet, people still do not make it a priority to get enough sleep. People who are trying to balance their work and social life typically cut out sleep before any other activity. Read on to hear our list of the worst sleeping habits that professionals need to break ASAP.
Taking Work to Bed
It is common for professionals to bring work home with them. Smartphones, laptops, etc. have made it easier than ever to continue working when you get home, whether it be sitting at your home desk or working in bed on your smartphone. Unfortunately, this really messes with your sleep schedule.
Your devices emit blue light and that interferes with your body producing melatonin, which makes you feel tired. Additionally, using your phone or laptop before bed will stimulate your brain instead of helping it to wind down and relax. Constantly working in bed could be one of the reasons why you’re not sleeping well.
Overloading on Caffeine
Of course, it is okay to have your hot cup of coffee in the morning to help you get started on your day. Coffee is not bad for you, in moderation. It can help with boosting your memory and help you be alert. The problem is that most people do not recognize how strong coffee really is, and how long the caffeine will stay in your system. If you absolutely must have that second cup of coffee, try to make sure that it happens before lunch.
Despite what you may think, your body loves routine and thrives on it. Just because you are an adult doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have a specific bedtime. Proper sleep can help you in so many ways, whether it be mentally or physically, or emotionally. It is imperative to get a good night’s sleep to stay alert and productive. Choose a bedtime by focusing on what time you need to wake up, then count back 8 hours and there you go, that is your bedtime.
If you are not lucky enough to work for Google, or Uber you might not have a nap pod in your office, so you really need to catch up on all of your sleep when you’re at home. Don’t worry about missing out on important things, the rest will be worth it when you wake up refreshed and ready to tackle your day.