Quick quiz: Are you an early riser?
Do you have a hard time getting out of bed?
Is it hard to keep a regular sleep schedule?
Well, it affects your productivity, according to an article published in FastCompany.
Sleep expert Michale Breus says there are four types of sleepers (and thus optimal schedules for productivity). The Dolphin has irregular sleep patterns and often considers herself an insomniac. The Lion is the Type A personality who gets up before everyone else. The Bear has a pretty typical pattern, getting up at the same time every day and working straight through ’til five. Wolves hit the snooze button and dislike mornings intensely, waking up to productivity in the afternoon and evening.
Read the whole article here:https://www.fastcompany.com/40491564/how-to-design-your-ideal-workday-based-on-your-sleep-habits
Take a look and let me know which one you feel fits you best. Honestly, none of them fit me very well except perhaps the Wolf but I am SO irregular with my sleep schedule that it’s a toss up with the Dolphin.
I guess I do have a schedule – I just don’t stick to it all the time. There are the all-nighters when I go to bed at 6 am. There are the “I can’t stay awake another minute” days when I take a late afternoon nap and then want to work late.
But more and more I realize I like to get up early when the world is quiet and dark and no one talks to me or has something I need to do. That time is mine. And, shockingly, I have also realized that in order to get up early, I need to GO TO BED EARLY! I know, I know. It’s elementary. But I like to burn the candle at both ends. Problem is, it doesn’t burn well that way and eventually meets in the middle and burns out. Oops.
So, while I don’t do it all the time, I am starting to notice the clock a little sooner. I am playing with relaxing using those coloring books that are mindless yet absorbing (I like playing with color). I even took the gel topper off my bed because it made me hot in the middle of the night.
I’m getting it, this sleep thing. Especially when I learned that lack of sleep or irregular sleep patterns can cause weight gain. Just what I don’t need. Ok…what’s your sleep story today? Share it with me and the rest of the ADDiva crowd.