Sleep your way to happiness

Sleep your way to happiness

I’ve often said that the happiest people sleep their way to the top…and I don’t mean that in a rude way! What I mean is that it’s hard to find happiness if you’re literally sick and tired all the time; which many of us are.

Anyway, it’s always good when someone else agrees with what you’re saying so I’m pleased to bring you a happiness article from Gretchin Rubin in Psychology Today about the benefits of sleep for happiness; read on and enjoy…

I_ã_ve written before about my resolution to Get more sleep, and I_ã_m bringing it up again, because I_ã_m truly convinced that this is one of the first aspects of life to tackle when you start a happiness project.

It_ã_s easy to become accustomed to being sleep-deprived, but it_ã_s not good for you. Many researchers argue that not getting enough sleep has broad health consequences, such as raising your risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and even obesity, but in addition to those, it has a profound effect on your happiness.

One study showed that a bad night_ã_s sleep was one of the top two reasons for being in a bad mood at work (the other? Tight work deadlines). Another study suggested that getting one extra hour of sleep each night would do more for your daily happiness than getting a $60,000 raise.

To read more of Gretchin’s writings on sleep and happiness – click here