Womanhood

Short Sleep Duration

  • Sumo

For the last few weeks, I couldn’t sleep earlier than 12 am because of my tasks from both for my full-time job and other online gigs. Sometimes I even stay up as late as 2 a.m. I couldn’t afford to stay late on bed either because my daughter needs to be in school before 8 a.m. Thus, I need to wake up at around 6 a.m, the latest 6:30. Needless to say, I lack at least two hours of sleep every day. I already consider myself fortunate because some moms only have four hours of precious sleep. That I can’t manage. If I try to do that, I might be dead by now.

Staying up late is not healthy. According to science, an adult like me needs 7-8 hours of night sleep and sleeping less than the said hours has downside on our health and attitude, even in our moods. ┬áBased on my experience, successive short sleep durations make me more forgetful, less focus and easily get irritated. I also observed that my appetite increased whenever I stay up late. This is also probably the reason why I am getting wider and wider, excuses, excuses!!!┬áLOL! My big dark eye bags are also manifestation that I lack enough sleep. Since I’ve been staying up late for the last two weeks, I am now experiencing all of these. Mind you, my eye bags could no longer be concealed by an ordinary cream. Instead, I need the best under eye cream to hide them.

I promised myself that as soon as I finished all my tasks, I will give myself a good sleep. But that won’t happen at least this week because our church anniversary will already start on Wednesday. But after that, I will try my best to get enough sleep every night. I am no longer in my twenties and my body is already showing signs of maturity aging :-P. I haven’t done my best yet for the Lord. Thus, I must take care of my body, so I can still serve Him well without the aches due to my own abuse to my body.

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