sleep1What if you were told poor sleep habits were linked to poor eating habits? Those who lack sleep tend to over eat, lose focus, and suffer from irritability. Think about your usual daily routine. Does it involve school, work, parenting, or even athleticism? Any of these things can be terribly effected by poor sleep. It’s kind of common sense, when you lack sleep you are tired all day, therefore most often unproductive. You waste too much time complaining about lack of rest, that before you know it, the day is over and you were able to get little to nothing accomplished.

“Sleep is a powerful thing, coffee and sunshine play their parts, but there is no getting around the fact that getting serious sleep translates into productivity.” It doesn’t matter what you do…sleep can help you become successful.

Think about how you log your food when trying to eat healthier. Same concept can be applied to sleep. Try setting a journal down next to your bed and logging what time you went to bed and what time you woke up. If you wake in the middle of the night, perhaps you should log this too.

A journal may be the most economical way to track your sleep patterns, but fitness type watches and bands can help take the responsibility of logging it away from you. Consider more sleep…easier said than done, I know, our busy lives don’t always allow for 8-10 hours a night, but when you sleep good, you do good!