In 2017, we saw the rise of sleep trends, gadgets, and technology that raised awareness about the importance of sleep.
But just how we learned new sleep trends, we also realized some traditional sleep norms are dated – and in some cases, we should be doing the exact opposite.
Here are some sleeping habits the new you should adopt this new year:
Take More Naps
See a Professional
Sure, we’re all a little crazy but a medical professional will explain a normal night’s sleep doesn’t exist and help you identify your individual sleeping needs/routines.
Stop Rushing to Bed
Forget How Much ‘Sally’ Slept
Sleeping patterns vary by people – if Sally slept eighteen hours last night and you slept five hours but feel amazing than that’s what matters. Focus on your sleep!
If you’re struggling to fall asleep, don’t check the time because this will cause your brain to count how many hours of sleep you’ll get ‘from now’ and the blue light from your device will also reduce your chances of falling asleep sooner.
Sleep Comas (Just Kidding…Sorta)
The likelihood of a working adult achieving eight hours of sleep is very slim. When you get the chance, sleep for as long as you can – especially on weekends, don’t feel ashamed to sleep those 13 hours into Saturday.
The SleepOvation team wishes everyone a Happy New Year!