5 Reasons You Should Be Going to Bed Early

Are you a late to bed, late to rise kind of person?  Well you may want to change that once you find out just how much you can benefit from going to bed early, instead of burning the midnight oil.

If you are anything like me, you probably feel like you just simply don’t have enough time in the day to plan to go to bed early.  But the fact of the matter is, once you establish a routine of going to bed early, you are able to make your schedule work better for you, which leads to more productivity and less feeling stressed out about not having enough time.  Are you ready to make a change? Here are 5 reasons you should be going to bed early:

More focus.  If you sleep more than 7 hours per night, you are going to be more productive.  It’s true.  I recently read a study that said that if you don’t get REM sleep, it decreased your productive and your creative thinking.  So, more sleeping can lead to better focus and more success at work and/or at school.

Safer driving.  Did you know that a person who goes 24 hours without sleep is as dangerous on the road as a drunk driver?  That also means that you don’t need to skip a full 24 hours before you start losing your concentration, etc when it comes to driving.  You need to be rested to be safe behind the wheel of a car.

Better for a healthy weight.  Research has shown that those who stay up later, have a more difficult time losing weight.  It may be because those who stay up later eat more and it may be because when we are tired we tend to make worse food choices.  

Boosted immune system.  Getting plenty of rest is one of the things that helps to keep our immune system strong.  It can help you avoid an illness altogether, or at least lessen the severity of it.

You look better rested.  Don’t you just hate it when people are non-stop saying to you “wow, you look so tired”?  I do, I would much prefer they say “wow, you look so rested.”