Sleep has always been one of the best refuges from a long day of work. Sadly, though, not a lot of people get to enjoy sleep after spending the day earning a living. Many fall into the problem of incurring sleep debt, which is the least healthy form of owing anything.
Sleep debt can easily cause day-time sleepiness and, consequently, reduced productivity. When you don’t get enough zzz’s in the night time because of work or other activities, you tend to yearn for it during the day. This, of course, can create a vicious cycle of working all through the night just to not be able to function properly during the day and then rush into accomplishing tasks during the last minute, which causes the lack of sleep.
After a while of losing hours of sleep, negative effects will start to show. This infographic from Huffington Post will also show you just how bad things can get if you don’t get enough sleep.
Don’t want any of that to happen? You may be glad to know that recovering from sleep debt can be done. It’s not that easy and will still take time, but it is not entirely impossible.
The first thing you need to know, though, is that only short-term sleep debt can be recovered. Harvard experts suggest that it can be done by calculating the hours you’ve lost during the weekdays and adding them up to your sleep during the weekend. Although, it could help you feel more refreshed, it is still not the best solution if you’ve lost a lot of sleep through the years. This is also not a good alternative to repeatedly losing sleep during the week. The best way to solve long term sleep deprivation is by continuously clocking in enough or more hours in dreamland and not sliding back to the sleep debt cycle.
Comfortable beds are also excellent tools in recovering sleep. With a cozy surface, you can be sure that you can be lulled to sleep without a fuss. A nice Salem bed is always a great option, so make sure to check one out today!