Sleep, Do you get enough sleep every night? How important is sleep? What happens when you sleep? What happens if you don’t get enough sleep? These are questions I have been asking myself. I wear a Fitbit Blaze and it monitors my sleep by movement of my wrist in which I am wearing the Fitbit and by my heart rate. Over the course of several weeks it has become very clear that I do not get enough sleep. I had all ready assumed this, and now the Fitbit clarifies it a bit better. I am averaging about 5 hours of sleep a night, clearly not enough because I am tired a lot, fatigued, take naps, lack of motivation, having difficulty with weight loss, and just plain cranky.
I did some research and sleep is very important. It is when our body repairs and rejuvenates itself. We have sleep cycles and each stage in the sleep cycle is important and helps our body.
Not getting enough sleep can cause a host of problems, as I am experiencing some myself right now. So I am going to try to work on this. Getting to bed earlier is the main issue for me. I notice with my Fitbit that I generally go to bed no earlier than 11:00, most of the time it is 11:30 or closer to 12:00 and then I am up at 6:00. So right there I am not getting enough sleep. Plus, I am easily awakened by noises, the cat or dog, and God know what else, then it is hard to get back to sleep. Not sure what I am going to do about that, but I will work on it. My husband and son need more sleep also. My son stays up too late and my husband does not get good quality sleep. More stuff I need to work on as I can see that these are real issues that need to be addressed.
What to do if you are not getting enough sleep.