- Personal Health Information & Self-Help
Laptops Shutdown Why Can't I?
Do you find yourself spending countless hours in front of your laptop (Kindle, Nook, Ipad, smartphone....the list can go on and on) up until the very millisecond before you're about to go to bed? Well that describes me to a capital T. Now I have gotten to the point where I check this and update that and before I know it 5 hrs. has passed by and I haven't eaten anything nor had any type of liquid to keep me hydrated. Well I am putting my foot down and if this is your m.o. as well then I challenge you to join me in saying no more!
This morning I went into work like a zombie. My eyes were burning, feeling puffy and looking swollen and this can't continue! I'm not a vain person but I do take a little pride in my apperance and I can't have myself walking around looking and feeling like this. I need my 7-8 hrs. of sleep like I used to get pre-Facebook. And the thing about it is that if you are like me, we are doing this to ourselves. So my challenge to myself and to all of you snoozing seconds after shutting down your computer is to get off those computers and gadgets 30 minutes before you go to bed and see how refreshed you are when you wake up in the morning. Game on! Or should I say game off!
P.S. I also failed to mention that inadequate sleep not only causes fatigue, eye puffiness and a bad attitude but it can also cause irregular heart rhythms and increased blood pressures, let that help jumpstart your challenge!