Posts Tagged: Sleep
In a small effort to be more organised I have started getting up half an hour earlier each day, and what a difference it makes! I can get most of my chores done before taking the children to school and therefore have much more time during the day for uninterrupted concentration on work.
I know that I cannot function without enough sleep so I try to make sure that I compensate for the earlier mornings by going to bed half an hour earlier. This strategy works for me as I am an ‘early-bird’: thriving on early mornings and early nights. ‘Night-owls’ might find that going to bed a little later and getting up a bit later enables them to get more done – we’re all different.
We all know how our children benefit from an after lunch nap, and as busy mums we are probably all guilty of using that precious time to crack on with work or housework.
But research shows that a 20-30 minute power nap after lunch can reduce stress, improve memory & patience, increase learning & efficiency and generally make for a more productive afternoon all round.
It may seem like a criminal waste of time to sleep when you feel you could be getting lots done but if you are lucky enough to have children who still nap, or who are at school, then maybe it is worth trying it for yourself to see if you can feel the benefits.