Having a Hard Time Sleeping?

I’m not the best sleeper in the world. I’ll confess, I’m normally thrilled with 4 hours of sleep – anything more than that and I’m just not quite sure what to do with myself!

It’s not that I CAN’T physically sleep. (Well…unless there is some champion snoring happening next to me, which DOES happen every now and again!) My lack of sleep has to do with a few things, really. Mainly that I work a full time job and run two small businesses, too. Yeah, I’ve got the tiny bit of sleeping narrowed down to THAT.

It’s gotten bad enough that I will literally set my alarm to get up in the middle of the night to switch the laundry over, or to unload the dishwasher after it’s finished, because I know I won’t have the time to do those things the next day. And those are important things. Forks and underwear, you know. Important. So if you happen to be in our neighborhood and you drive by our house around 3 in the morning and see all the lights on, no worries. Nothing’s wrong at all! That’s just the normal night-time sleep intermission!

Tired businessman sleeping at the table over white background

However, I’ve been using a FitBit of late, and one of the things that the nifty little gadget does is track your sleep! Crazy, huh? And something about seeing how LITTLE I actually DO sleep, right there on the screen, well, it made me pay a bit of attention. After all, not getting enough sleep can really be detrimental for your health!

Casper, the sleep and mattress experts, contacted me and asked me if I’d like to publish an infographic on sleeping, I thought it was rather timely. After all, I’m pretty sure everyone can function much better on the Road to Domestication on a full night’s sleep!

Nothing is more important to us than sleep, and getting a good night’s rest can power a better day! Did you know that sleep is directly connected to how your body regulates your health and hunger?

So I’m thinking I forgot to make a New Year’s Resolution to sleep better. Yeah. I forgot that one.

Let’s take a look…

CAS_CantSleep@2x

See that part about OVERTHINKING?! That’s totally me! Can I get a witness?!

Thanks to Casper, for reminding us that sleep is incredibly important to our lives. After all, we spend a third of our time in bed, and the rest of our day, as well as our health, depends on how well we are able to sleep during that time. We know that getting a full night’s sleep is not always easy, but is necessary to keep our bodies healthy. Sometimes people don’t even realize that they’re not sleeping as well as they could be.

How about YOU? Did YOU have a good night’s sleep last night? Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions that deal with sleep?

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

6 thoughts on “Having a Hard Time Sleeping?

  1. Fantastic infographic! You can never be told enough about how important sleep is to your over-all general and mental health. I need more sleep. But, just like you and Alli, Once my brain is awake, there’s no going back…

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

  2. I have tried several remedies for my sleep problems, and I think you’ve touched on most of them. Noise has been one of the worst offenders, and I’ve never yet found an earplug that works. One white noise helps me.

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