Sleep well to feel well and perform well
Sleep is vital for effective functioning. Without effective functioning we are more likely to under-perform, make mistakes and lose sight of our own competences because of our sustained failures in simple talks. Ultimately this under-performance, due to these deficiencies will serve to undermine our self esteem.
Sleep for motivation and self esteem
Just like food rest is essential for giving the rest and recuperation necessary for effective interaction during the day. Insomnia can result in poor quality rest, massively impacting on self esteem because, without it, someone will not have the energy or the mental stamina to effectively take on the challenges of the day. It is these challenges and your effectiveness which will help sustain and build self esteem. Exhaustion will result in people feeling under-motivated, unwilling to take on those challenges which, once completed, offer the sense of accomplishment necessary for self esteem growth.
Sleep problems can lead to isolation
Insomnia will result in someone being unable to start their day, unable to get up and will start to evolve anti-social resting patterns which results in them progressively becoming less and less able to interact with their support networks and lead to social isolation, which in turn enhances their sense of low self worth and sense of disconnect from their own lives.
No More Counting Sheep?
To address this deprivation and instead have good quality recuperation there are steps that can be taken to enhance this. This programme of enhancement is often referred as Good Sleep Hygiene.Build good habits now and they will last a lifetime giving you long lasting refreshing rest, allowing you to make best use of your waking hours.
Be disciplined, be organised and treat insomnia as part of your whole lifestyle regime. To get the best out of life you need to eat well, be active and just as importantly, you also need to rest well too!
Tips for a restful night
Some simple tips to improve your effectiveness and decision making by getting quality rest can include, establishing a routine, regular bedtimes and rising times. Use naps to recharge during the day instead of staying in bed late, as this will disrupt your routine. Melatonin is the hormone that regulates sleep and the brain uses light levels to manage it’s release, so expose yourself to plenty of light by taking a walk during the day and if you are comfy with it allow your bedroom to let light in to wake up naturally. At night reduce light in your eyes by turning tv's off and listen to the radio. For more tips follow here.
Get organised and exercise
Lifestyle can impact on wakefulness, so find ways to manage your stress and anxiety, regular exercise is good, talking through issues which give you concerns with colleagues and friends. Get organised, rest can be disrupted by worrying about the unknown so make lists, keep a diary and build a structure in your life to limit those nagging feelings that you have forgotten something.
Your bedroom is for sleeping!
To prevent insomnia, you should keep tv's out of the bedroom and use your bed for specific relaxation, not working or using computers in. Keep bedrooms free from distractions, noise free and have soft lighting for bathroom visits.
Avoid stimulants like caffeine
To prepare for quality recuperation, have light meals, have your main meal early, don’t over hydrate, avoiding alcohol, caffeine and stimulants like nicotine.