According to scientists, sleeping 7-8 hours per day is normal and also required; if you sleep less, your health will suffer. This is an average amount of sleep a person needs. However, you can in fact lessen your sleep time by 2-3 hours and still feels energetic, with some extra time on your hands to do all your favorite things! Think about what you can do with 2 or 3 extra hours each day. The most amazing part is that you can actually sleep for a lesser period of time and have more energy to do all you want.
Yes! It is truly that simple. All you have to do is to understand and follow these two simple points;
1. Focus on the quality of your sleep; not just the quantity.
Have you ever thought why a person waking up after having 9-10 hours of sleep feels low on energy, or, a person waking up after having 5-6 hours of sleep feels fresh and high on energy! There are several reasons that may control your requirement for sleep to feel energetic; however, the point is simple. The better the quality of your sleep, the lesser hours of sleep you require. This is the initial technique in curbing your sleeping hours and it appears to be quite reasonable.
Following are the few practical and workable methods to improve the quality of your sleep;
You should not eat just before going to sleep. There should be a gap of at least 2 hours between your meal and sleep time.
You should sleep in a quiet place, with dim light.
You must avoid sleeping with all doors and windows closed. Leave windows open so that there can be ample of fresh air.
Try to include exercise in your daily routine, and if you can not squeeze out time for exercise then go for a 15-20 minutes walk positively before you go to sleep.
Do not take coffee or other drinks with caffeine during 5-6 hours before sleep time.
2. Remember that gradually you can change any of your habit.
Your sleeping time as well as duration of your sleep is part of the sleeping pattern that your body is adapted with. Like any other habit of yours, it can also be changed by taking some small persistent steps.
When you go to sleep today, try to wake up 5 minutes earlier than the usual time. Within 2 to 3 days your body will become accustomed to the new time, then again reduce the sleep time by 5 minutes. In order to be successful in this practice, you must go to bed at the same time every day. Once you start sleeping for a lesser period of time, it is important to keep the first point about the quality of sleep in mind. And you will be waking up an hour earlier within a month!