Skip to main content

Sleep Now, Die Later

You are not nocturnal.  Fact.

Human beings were not built to be up and about after the sun goes down. There is a REASON you feel like crap the next morning when you've stayed up late or gone out. Of course this isn't about going to bed at 8 and never hanging out. It's more about why you should make sure you sleep well and regularly. 

Sleep is an integral and highly necessary part of being able to function properly. 

I promised myself I'd never miss a weekly update. But there was no Humpday Update #14 because I couldn't even formulate words yesterday. I was SO TIRED.

The notion of "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" is not cool or cute. Having your body shut down on you, even in the smallest ways, can obstruct how you go about life during the day.

It's something I've been seeing since I started college and I was even guilty of it myself. Pulling an "all nighter" was the norm, scrolling through social media until 3 am was acceptable, and partying in the middle of the week was regrettable.

This resulted in bad attitudes, a depleted immune system, bad skin, and continued nights of restlessness. 

But sometimes not being able to sleep peacefully or fall asleep at all has nothing to do with your own choices. It could be stress, anxiety, or just too many thoughts.

Either way there are ways to combat slumping to bed at 1am and regretting it at 8.

  1. Eat before 8pm. If you wait until later at night to eat your body will struggle between the choice to shut down for sleep or to digest. This can cause weight gain as well as restlessness.
  2. Turn everything off well before you try to sleep. I am so guilty of keeping my computer in my lap and staring at it until I can't anymore. Then I attempt to fall asleep only to do so about an hour later when my brain finally calms down. You need some time to relax, in silence, before you can sleep comfortably. If you want to be in bed by 8 or 9 (to sleep possibly by 10), leave the phone/tv/computer alone a solid half hour before. Yes, I do expect you to lay there in the dark...
  3. Write things down. My brain seems to start really going right when I get in the bed. I keep a notebook and paper close so I can write things down. Once the thought is out of my head I can usually rest easy. This can apply to things that have you stressed as well. Organize them and right them down; make a plan. If you can't do anything about it right now, no need to stress about it.
  4. "If it's not done by EOB, let it go." The average workday is 9 to 5. Working on something and not done by five? Let it go. Consistent late evenings and nights will reck your sleep pattern.
  5. "By all means have fun, but be mature about it." Simply put, if you have work or other obligations tomorrow, no matter the time, you don't need to be out till 5am. Even if you work at 4 in the afternoon, I guarantee that throwing off your internal clock so harshly and abruptly by sleeping in till 2 will make you regret your decision around 9 the same night.
You are not cool because you haven't slept in three days.

Quite frankly you're a mess. Get it together.

Trust me.

Sleep now, die later. 


Popular posts from this blog

Humpday Update #26

I've pretty much realized by this point that very few bloggers out there have anything of substance to say. With most of us out there being females, and more than %75 percent of us talking about topics like fashion, makeup, hair, and "lifestyle" which amounts to little more than recipes, $60 throw pillows, and fruit infusion water bottles.

What I'm getting at here is that watching "fluff" bloggers take the spotlight is really disheartening when you're trying to actually say something.

I try to be completely honest in my posts. Giving people ways to tackle problems in their lives no matter how big or small. Self confidence, reaching goals, and doing what you love. But because I'm not teaching the perfect contour, where to by the latest shag rug, or even worse, passing off the latest overpriced product...my reader count remains embarrassingly low.

It's more than frustrating actually. It makes me want to punch every perfectly curated blogger I com…

My Adult Life Checklist: Things To Do Before 30

I've noticed that at this point in my life A LOT of my peers are doing things that I find myself turning my nose up at. 
They're buying houses, getting married, and having children. This is all fine and good for them, but I feel like I want to live a little more before I make these steps. Have some Chelsea time before I settle down.
Now I'm not so out of touch that I don't have obligations and priorities. I'm not out here living it up and doing whatever I want. But between the Needs and Wants, I try to find a middle ground.
Hence my Adult Life Checklist. 
I chose 30 solely because I wanted to make sure I livedbefore I started making huge decisions like marriage and where I want to live for the rest of my life. Also, I can barely remember to feed my cats and myself sometimes, so feeding a little human is out of the question.
Conquer a Fear - Now I'm not talking about locking myself in a room with a huge spider and sweating it out. I mean things that have a direc…