A good night’s sleep ensures that you are more productive and alert during the day.
Here’s the 411 on the benefits of getting a good night’s sleep.
Distractions aren’t such a big deal
When you don’t get a good night’s sleep, you feel groggy, tired and sluggish. It is harder to focus on what you are doing and get back on track after a disruption in your day.
Imagine you are working on a project and the phone rings. You take the call and then after the call you think, “what was I doing?”. If you’ve had a good night’s sleep, you pick up where you left off pretty quickly. If you are sleep deprived, it takes more time to refocus on what you were doing. And if you are tired, your focus may not be completely focussed on that task.
You are less at risk for job burnout
The average adult gets about six hours of sleep each night. Getting less than that is one of the causes of job burnout.
Consistently not getting a good night’s sleep eventually catches up with you in the form of emotional, mental or physical exhaustion. And this can impact your job performance. And the people you report to will notice it.
Consistently getting a good night’s sleep will increase your confidence in your ability, lead to you making fewer mistakes causes you to produce work that you are proud of. And the people you report to will notice that too.
You will make better decisions
Sleep deprivation can lower your ability to make good decisions. A study at the University of Western Ontario determined that “there is much less activity in the frontal and parietal lobes – areas that are crucial for decision making, problem solving and memory”.
Therefore, getting a good night’s sleep can help you make better decisions both personally and professionally and you’ll have a better day.
Better sleep equals better memory
Many studies over the years have shown that sleep causes changes in the brain involving connections between brain cells and the transfer of information from one part of the brain to the other which helps you retain information that you have learned.
So getting a good night’s sleep can help you retain more information.
More sleep, fewer mistakes
Twice a year most Canadians experience a time change – spring forward, fall backwards and we hear a lot in the media about how there are more accidents on the roads.
This is caused by sleep patterns getting thrown off.
When you don’t get enough sleep it is harder for you to process outside distractions in a way to avoid making mistakes that could be dangerous.
So what can you do to get a good night’s sleep?
If your doctor has ruled out a medical reason for why you aren’t sleeping well, there are options. Prescription or over the counter medication, yoga, meditation, exercise, essential oils are some of these options.
But maybe there’s a subconscious reason why you may not be able to get a good night’s sleep. And this is where hypnosis can come in.
Hypnosis can get the message to your subconscious to help you be able to sleep like a baby.
If you’ve tried everything else, why not book a free strategy session with me to determine if hypnosis is right for you and if we are a good fit to work together. We’ll have a call over Zoom. You don’t even have to leave your house to have your strategy call.