Why Sleeping In Is OK
You don't really understand how important sleep is until you have a night where you don't sleep well. With all the life distractions, it is more difficult now than ever to get a good night's rest. There are plenty of successful people out there that talk about how they only need 4-6 hours of sleep, and some others that think sleeping in causes lack of productivity with their habits. I don't see anything wrong with sleeping in on the weekends in order to set us up for the week. Getting that extra hour or two could be the difference with shipping your work or putting it off.
There are many things you can do in order to set you up for a great night sleep, and Shawn Stevenson's book "Sleep Smarter" is a great start, also he has a three-part series on better sleep with his podcast "The Model Health Show" (Part One, Part Two, Part Three). I am the ultimate light sleeper and sleeping through the night is always a significant moment.
Here are a few things I've begun implementing that I think have helped:
What are some ways that help you get that restful night sleep? I would love to hear about it.
Jon Belt is a middle school teacher in Oklahoma City, and the host of the Teacher Tunnel Podcast.