Have you reached that age and stage of life where 24 hours a day seem less? Man, same! I remember when I stumbled upon this weird realization stage and had no clue what I could do because obviously increasing hours in a day was not under my control. As corporate slaves, we can easily bid goodbye to around 10 hours of our day. These hours in no way belong to us, but the organization. Then from the remaining hours, around 9 hours can be considered reserved by household chores and activities like eating, grocery shopping, cooking, and sleeping. And without even realizing where most of our day went, we are left with just 5 hours that we can use on ourselves, doing things we like. Imagine planning a get together, going out for a date, or having an important to attend in these 5 hours. You are literally left with nothing.
I have struggled a lot as a full time writer with freelance writing as my side hustle. The 5 hours that I used to have for myself were mostly invested in freelancing work and projects I usd to get. While it was good to have two income streams, it was getting difficult for me to take some time out for myself. That is when it hit me. I have extra time that I am investing in sleeping.
Now, just to make it very clear, I know sleep is important and one shoul;d not compromise on it. But I simultaneously believe investing 7 hours straight in sleeping (or should I say lying in bed for the majority of hours) is equivalent to wasting the precious time that could have been invested in something else.
How Much Sleep Is Enough?
This is an often raised but very difficult to answer question. How much sleep is enough for an individual depends on the individual. There is no universal set number of hours that would work for anyone and everyone out there. You will have to calculate how much sleep you need to get according to your physical activity and health conditions. But studies have shown that people can work well and in fact more efficiently than people who sleep for science suggested hours. If you start reading about it, you will find how so many people, famous personalities, worked amazingly when they slept less than 6 hours.
Does This Mean It Is Healthy to Sleep Less?
I won’t lie. It may not be healthy for each and every one of you. It is definitely not healthy if you follow this pattern for the long term. It is not healthy if your health is getting affected which is very common. Sleeping less than required can lead to a number of health issues and conditions. But here is the deal, sleeping less than ‘required’ by your body, by your mind will cause issues. If your activity is very low and you can manage to take a few short naps during the day, you can easily sleep less and still stay healthy.
However, the time you are investing in sleeping should be solely used for that purpose. You cannot lie down and scroll through social media. If possible, try to take supplements that would make sure you get quality sleep because if we are decreasing the quantity, we will have to rely on the quality to avoid repercussions. I personally use and recommend delta 8 THC. you can check out more about the same at The Island Now.