For many people, it is not unusual for Sunday nights to not be the most restful. Even if you have spent the whole weekend being wonderfully lazy, sleeping in on your comfortable bed, come Monday morning it can be hard to keep your eyes open, let alone find the energy to face the long week ahead.
Don’t worry though. Chances are that you are not doomed to some kind of personality quirk destined to make every week feel horribly long. It could be the things that you are doing on the weekend that have set you up for a groggy week. How you spend your weekend can play a big role in the productivity of your week. And what’s more is that as you get older, the way that you spend your weekend can play a heavier hand.
So what is it that you might be overlooking? What is it that you might be doing so wrong on your weekend that you end up tainting your week?
These bad habits are the reason why your weekend is ruining your week
We all look forward to the weekend and the downtime that is afforded to us. For some of us, that means that we sleep late and even fill the days with naps. But recent studies have shown that our weekend habits could leave you feeling more tired than expected.
Many of us suffer from the effects on insomnia, or we have some other reason that our sleep during the week is affected. But while the temptation is certainly there to sneak in some shut eye over the weekend, that is just one of the ways that you will actually be doing quite some damage to your sleep and the tiredness you experience for the rest of the week. Here are the bad habits you might be damaging your sleep during the week:
- You’ve “caught up” on sleep
You have the time and you are tired. What better way to revive yourself than by sleeping late on the weekends and then napping the day away right? Actually, this is one of the worse things you can do. Breaking your sleep routine too drastically can cause a works worth of damage or more. There is such thing as too much sleep.
A much-varied sleep cycle can confuse your natural sleep cycle. But this doesn’t mean that you can never sleep late again. It simply means that you must be smart about your lie in by not exceeding 30 minutes extra sleep in the morning.
- You’re partying too hard
Alcohol is not your friend when you are looking to enjoy great sleep. Too much alcohol in your system after a weekend of partying can result in a disruption of your sleep cycle. Alcohol interrupts your REM cycle, the most important part of your shut-eye.
You can drink, just tone it down a bit if you don’t want to interrupt your sleep, especially your important Sunday night rest.
- You’ve given up on exercise
Getting motivated and staying motivated to exercise can be difficult, even for the most dedicated person. And then while you might exercise during the week, come weekend you might be tempted to take a break from your workout. Morning workouts over the weekend have been proven to aid sleep and just 10 minutes is enough to keep your sleep patterns in place.
- You have watched too much TV
During the week, life gets hectic. So catching up on the latest episodes of your favourite TV shows is something that you might well want to do on the weekends. But binging on TV is going to do no favours to your sleep, especially if your binge day is a Sunday. A brain that is constantly stimulated is one that is not going to be able to rest when the time comes to get some shut eye. TV can wait, your sleep cannot.
Break these habits over the weekend and you are sure to reclaim that restful sleep you need in order to face the new week. And if it is a new bed that you are looking for, The Mattress Warehouse has the selection for you to look through.