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.  Based 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!!! LOL! 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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