We all know the saying, “Early to bed, early to rise makes you healthy, wealthy and wise”- Benjamin Franklin
Eight hours a day is the average number of hours of sleep humans need to function. Going to bed at a reasonable time IS a great foundation to start on the right track the following day.
Getting out of a cozy, warm bed isn’t something any sane person looks forward to, but, starting your day on the right foot, and getting work done early outweighs a perfectly cozy bed any day.
This becomes a lot easier because waking up early means you have time to prepare a healthy breakfast (the most important meal of the day), giving your metabolism an early jump start, therefore laying the blueprint for a more accurate metabolic process. Staying up late nights means the MORE food you will likely eat before the day ends. Controlling the portions you eat during the day not only controls/curbs hunger but snacking is also controlled, making it easier to make healthier food choices during the day.
Remembering and concentrating comes easily when when your cognitive functions are not impaired (by lack of sleep), allowing you to be sharper and to process and understand information better.
Repetitive thoughts seem to consume us before bed. Thinking of all the things you need to do the next day just plays over and over in our thoughts, causing us to worry and think negatively. Thinking about your plans for the next day is a healthy practice but don’t let the negative thoughts linger or take over!
A lack of sleep just leaves you stressed and irritated causing you to ‘snap’ easily as opposed to being well rested, un-rushed, patient, optimistic, relaxed and well put together.