Quality or Quantity of Sleep?
There is a lot of material on how much sleep we should have. A review of the material available it would seem that for the average adult the optimum amount of sleep is somewhere between seven and nine hours a night. However what about the quality of Sleep? Do you sleep well? Or do you suffer from insomnia?
I am not sure about you, however personally I should allow myself more time to sleep. I do not always get as much sleep as I should. However even when I sometimes do get enough sleep, the quality of sleep is not always there to match. I have either dreamed for what seems like all night or my mind has been active. Either way I have actually woken up tired and worn out.
Yet there are other times that I am totally relaxed and sleep very well. I get a good amount of sleep and it is a deep relaxing sleep. When I wake up I feel relaxed, energised and ready for an awesome day ahead. So what is the difference? How do you prepare yourself for a quality sleep?
It seems that everyone has different routines that help them to get a good night’s sleep. Some popular routines include:
- A wind down activity, such as reading or watching some television
- Avoiding physical activity later in the evening
- Avoiding stimulates such as caffeine later in the evening
- Go to bed at the same time each night
- Reduce stress in your life
- Ensure that the environment is appropriate, such as dark and quiet
By getting the right amount of sleep (Quantity) and getting good sleep (Quality) sleep you will have more energy, be better focused and feel better about yourself during the day. I wish you sweet dreams as you get great sleep.
- Do you get enough sleep?
- Do you get quality sleep?
- What do you do to help you sleep well?