If you think your day does not yield as much as you would like, one simple thing may be disturbing: your relationship with sleep. You may be waking up too late and late for appointments; maybe get drowsy part of the day. In any case, we all have a part of the brain – the hypothalamus – that works like a biological clock: there are cells that secrete certain hormones at bedtime (like melatonin) and waking up (like adrenaline). The problem is that a lot of people sleep and wake up at different times each day, which causes these cells to stop working synchronously – resulting in an unhealthy sleep routine.
The number of hours needed to sleep varies: Teenagers need nine or ten hours to feel good the next day; After age 20, the need usually drops to eight hours and as we get older it may fall even further. If one does not get enough sleep, the sleep deficit builds up for days and even months, and as much as one assumes to be accustomed, one becomes increasingly tired.
It is therefore important to assess whether you have been giving your body the hours of sleep it needs. “Ideally, the person would have to spread out the hours of sleep during the week, sleeping a little more each day – even if they can’t reach the optimal amount. If that’s not possible, it’s even worth sleeping more on the weekend – but know that the quality of sleep won’t be the same, ”says Rubens.
Also, sleeping during the day to try to catch up is not as good as sleeping at night. “They are different types of sleep. The night has deeper stages. It is during this period that our body finds the ideal temperature, brightness and silence for sleeping. The dark makes one secrete melatonin, the sleep hormone, and no matter how close the curtains are during the day, we usually can’t make the room as dark as at night. ”