Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sleep for Seven in 2009

So did you make a New Year’s resolution for 2009? Are you going to lose weight? Exercise more? Stop smoking?

We all know that resolutions can be hard to keep. It takes discipline to keep your commitment for the long haul. It also requires sleep.

Sleep? That’s right. Making sleep your top priority in 2009 will help you achieve all of your other goals. Your mind will be sharper and more focused. You’ll have more energy. You’ll feel better and more optimistic.

So maybe you should make a resolution to "Sleep for Seven." That is, to get at least seven hours of sleep, seven nights a week. The Seven Signs below are a good indicator of whether or not you need more sleep:

Seven Signs You May Need Seven Hours of Sleep in 2009

1. You’re dependent on an alarm clock.
2. You’re
drowsy driving.
3. You’re attached to the
coffee pot.
4. You’re making mistakes.
5. You’re forgetful.
6. You’re cranky, snippy and irritable.
7. You’re frequently getting sick.

How many of these seven signs describe you? What are you going to do to make sleep a higher priority in 2009?

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