We all know that sleep is an unavoidable part of our lives and it is extremely important for our wellbeing. So, we must do everything we can to ensure that we receive good quality sleep every day. In this article, our guest, Mr. Matthew Davies will explore the benefits of going to bed early and how the opposite can harm you.
If you are a night owl, I have some bad news for you. Sleeping late at night can create a host of problems for you including a weak immune system, unhappy mood, bad memory recall, and laziness. However, all of these can be solved if you hit the bed before 10 pm.
Here are some reasons why you should go to bed early –
- You will enjoy better quality sleep – Going to bed early at night can help you to sleep better at night. Studies have shown that people who stayed up late at night are at an increased risk of suffering from insomnia and nightmares as it disturbs your natural circadian rhythm. Our sleep is divided into 90-minute cycles known as REM (Rapid Eye Movement) and Non-Rem Sleep. During the early part of the sleep cycle, Non-rem sleep is dominant and during the latter part of the cycle, the Rem sleep becomes dominant.
Both types of the cycle are important for the proper functioning of our mind and body. However, if you sleep late, your body doesn’t get the time properly complete its Rem cycle which leads to brain fog, grogginess, and other complications.
- You will be healthier – A normal human being should receive between 7-9 hours of sleep every day in order to maintain good health. Sleeping early helps you to achieve this goal more easily. If you don’t receive enough sleep at night, it can cause mood swings, anxiety, stress and even lead to depression.
Not sleeping enough may also cause high blood pressure which can be fatal for your heart. Bad quality sleep is also known to interfere with memory recall and weight gain.
- You will be more productive – Going to bed early allows you to wake up in the morning. This gives you an advantage over other people as they are still sleeping. Early morning environment is very calm and quiet, and hence perfect for doing work. When you wake up early, you feel refreshed and ready to do your job. However, if you sleep late, you will not be able to receive all the benefits.
Also, working late at night makes no sense. After working for the whole day, people generally feel too tired to concentrate, let alone work on something important.
- It is a good habit – We all know that” Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”. Rising early is a requirement if you do a job. If you are a businessman, it can help you to accomplish more in your day. Many people also prefer to do some exercise or jogging sessions in the morning, and you can do so too if you rise early.
Matthew Davies believes that it is not hard to wake up early if you go to bed early. Even if you currently sleep late at night, make it your goal to hit the bed early from now on. It will be hard at first, but you will be able to achieve your goal eventually. Try going to bed early by a few minutes every day and before you know it, you will become an early sleeper.