In addition to short sleep causing bad eating habits, the same thing works in reverse – diets high in saturated fat and carbohydrates, for example, have been linked to lower sleep quality. When we ignore our instinct to sleep – by reading just one more chapter, or watching just one more episode – it can lead to even more tension over the fact that were losing sleep. It’s very meta, but stressing over a loss of sleep will only make you less likely to fall asleep, since – say it with me – stress causes sleep loss.
- When I finally went to put the book down two hours later, I was completely wired, and nowhere near sleep.
- Stress is stress, whether its source is work, or a fictional heroine who won’t leave her unfaithful husband. And that stress is responsible for 33% of adults losing sleep.
- It’s not easy, but with a little recognition and behavior modification, your bedtime routine can go from wrecking your work, to enhancing your productivity.
“On top of that, short sleep is linked to a higher probability of obesity, probably due to its correlation with poor eating habits.”