The normal nine-to-five work day does not exist and it can mess up your sleep. Nowadays, people are very concerned to do well within their careers, and the work life creeps into their personal lives. Meanwhile, balancing a normal and healthy relationship with family and friends, sleep tends to take the back seat.
A new study, by Philips, shows eight out of ten people rather spend time working, with family or friends than sleeping.
“Sleep is vitally important to the ‘healthy lifestyle’ equation,” said Dr. Teofilo Lee-Chiong, sleep clinician and Chief Medical Liaison, Philips.
People rather eat well and go to the gym than have a good amount of sleep. “But, it is often cast aside as less important compared to the other fundamental elements such as eating well or exercising,” Lee-Chion said.
The survey focused on 6,461 adults from five countries: the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Japan.
Add sleeping technology for a better night rest
Technology is not the key to falling asleep in most circumstances. Looking at bright lights before sleeping is what is usually keeping you up. But, adding technology that tracks sleeping patterns can help you fall asleep easily and wake up energized.
A voice-activated device called Sense monitors the sleeping patterns, controls the room temperature and sets the alarm. The device gives you a timeline of the night to show when you moved. It also shows you a day-to-day record to show when you got the most rest.
Adults can try these Plaid Zebra tips to get better sleep
Try reading a bedtime story before bed. Calm created stories with light music mixed with narration. These 30-minute stories allow the body to become relaxed.
Or combine family time with sleep time. Camping is important due to the lack of devices that cause light. The melatonin increases, which is necessary because it preps the body for sleep.
If you’re the type of person that listens to music while you sleep, the sounds can teach you skills. You can learn another language, a musical skill or store a special memory.