Sleep at least 8 hours per day / night. #SleepMore
What’s In It For You:
Sleeping enough is paramount to being productive and happy. Not sleeping enough eats your brain, and can even cause Alzheimer! (Learn more.)
Why To Sleep More
You know this amazing feeling when you wake up 15 minutes before your alarm clock goes off, feel well rested and are looking very forward to starting a new day? No? Then you definitely need to sleep more.
While sleeping more to some koala-like humans might sound impossible, a very large majority of people actually doesn’t sleep enough on a regular basis. Whether this lack of sleep is caused by excessive partying, too much sensational sex or pressure to perform at work or university – in the end it is all a matter of setting your priorities right, and sleeping sufficiently should be right up at the very top of that list.
Especially when you manage to enjoy healthy sleep, which is not influenced by blue light and other people’s problems since you don’t use your phone in bed any longer, you will quickly understand how refreshing a good night’s sleep is. You will fly through your morning routine and take everything a lot lighter than usual. People coined this with ‘getting up on the right foot’.
How To Sleep More
Let’s keep this simple: Calculate what time you need to leave home the next morning, subtract the time you need to get out of bed in the morning to follow your morning routine without stress, then subtract another 8.5 hours of that, and ensure that’s the time when you switch the lights (and all electronics) off.
Especially in the beginning it is paramount to calculate at least 8.5 hours, since you might not fall asleep right away. If you manage to turn this into a routine, you will quickly realize how swiftly your body adapts.
For a deeper and more revitalizing sleep, we recommend switching off all electronics in the room (including the standby from TVs, speakers and the likes – just pull the plug) and darken the place properly. Use a sleeping mask if you have to – it works wonders at times.
Oh, and: Should you wonder where to get all the extra time for sleeping from: Simply check out the time-saving Jallenges.
Challenge your partner or a friend to sleep more with you. (Yes, I know, brilliant pick up line. Try it. Just make sure you do sleep at least 8 hours after the action. You’re welcome.)
Meet or talk (or sleep together) daily, and ask your fellow Jallengee whether they perceive you as more relaxed, quicker in the head or looking more refreshed. In the best case, all three are true.
Post your experiences in the comments below or on social media with #SleepMore to inspire fellow humans.
Start Sleeping More Today!
If not you, who? If not now, when?
Challenge yourself. Change the world.
Remarks / Comments / Annotations
For all those diligent night shift workers: Naps during daytime count as well. Just make sure you don’t nap longer than 30 minutes at a time – because long naps are the best way to kill a good night’s sleep.