We all have a sleep account that we must make a deposit in each night. When we do not make a deposit we begin to accumulate debt. Is there a negative balance in your sleep account?
I calculated my sleep account debt and was shocked. I have slept an average of 6 hours a night for the past 2 years, meaning I have slept a total of 4380. Over the past year I should have slept a total of 5840 hours. That means I have a sleep debt of 1460 hours.
The only way to pay back our sleep debt is to sleep. This is the reason we must get enough sleep every night. If we do not get enough sleep one night we need to do our best to make up the hours we missed as soon as possible. Thinking about sleep as a debt that must be repaid has helped me to take sleep more serious. I hope it helps you, as well.
Start by calculating your sleep debt. If you have a negative balance in your sleep account do your best to repay your debt as soon as possible. Maintain your sleep account by evaluating how much you slept through out the week. If you need to make up hours of sleep try to sleep in on the weekend or take a nap.
Sweet dreams 🙂