5 Top Tips for Repaying Your Sleep Debt

Whether you’re a lifelong night owl, a new parent or you go through bouts of sleeplessness, surviving on less than 6 hours a night can put you into a sleep debt. Sleep debt? What’s that all about then?

5 Top Tips for Repaying Your Sleep Debt

During your awake hours, a chemical known as adenosine builds up in your system to be broken down as you sleep. If you do not get enough sleep, then adenosine continues to build up in your system and can start to inhibit your cognitive function.

It is recommended that adults get between 7-9 hours sleep per night, but it is super important that these hours are taken every night and not just on the weekends. Reducing your sleep by an hour a night for several nights in a row can have a cumulative effect that it can be very difficult to shake off.

So, how can you avoid it?

  • Go to bed earlier

It might sound simple enough but going to bed an hour earlier is a great way to catch up on your sleep debt during the week.

  • Stick to a regular sleep schedule

Regulate your body’s internal clock by going to bed and waking at the same time every day, even on the weekends.

  • Exercise daily

Exercise helps to release plenty of sleep hormones, so work your body during the day to ensure that you get plenty of good rest at night time.

  • Meditate

Meditation is proven to relax the mind and stop it from racing through a million things on your to-do list before you go to sleep.

  • Use technology

One of the best ways to keep track of your sleep is by using a sleep tracker or sleep monitor. These devices will provide you with accurate data on your sleep habits which will, in turn, let you know how much sleep you need every night to function at your best. 

If you would like to find out more about how a REM-Fit MattressREM-Fit Sleep Monitoring technology or Zeeq Smart Pillows can help you to get a better night’s rest, please get in touch with our experienced, knowledgeable staff by calling 020 8731 0020 or email us via sales@rem-fit.co.uk.  

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