How Sleeping Habits are Affected during Christmas Season

December 7, 2011

Stressful ChristmasStudies and surveys have revealed that 6-8 hours of sleep is required to fully rejuvenate the average person. Lack of such would result to negative effects such as headaches, muscle pain, irritation, etc. If not treated properly and immediately, an imbalance sleeping schedule may lead to some serious health problems, like blurred vision, lethargy, and sometimes even alcoholism. Many people suffer from sleep deprivation because of numerous reasons, but some of the most common causes include: hectic schedules, overactive lifestyles, and unhealthy diets.

People around the world have a variety of accustomed traditions during the Christmas season, ranging from fancy house decorations, unselfish gift-givings, delightful Noche Buenas, and more. It is a season where we spend extra time and money to exuberantly celebrate this meaningful and joyful season. But because such things will require significantly more energy, effort, and time, we try to expand our already tight schedule, making it even more stressful. Chances are, our time for useful sleep will be significantly reduced, which may ultimately result to some unwanted exhaustion during our waking moments.

But why suffer from lack of sleep if we can do the following:

  • Balance your Budget

It goes without saying that we do not want to go “bankrupt” during this festive season. It is advised for everyone to formulate a reasonable budget and know where all of it is going. It is important to identify the things you will buy before you actually buy them; this should help stay far away from the terrors of overspending.

  • Plan Ahead

To plan ahead is to organize your visions and ambitions at an earlier stage of an event’s development. In order to avoid the hassle of Christmas shopping, one should make a gift list. It is also advisable to check out midyear sales in advance so you could do some early, less expensive, and less crowded, Christmas Shopping.

  • Know you Limits

Of course, we all have are out limitations. Our planning and budgeting is limited to the extent of our financial and physical capabilities. To simply pour out all your time and effort on a single Holiday would be unwise; don’t forget to also consider your priorities after a particular Holiday. Surely, shopping sprees are a lot of fun, but don’t spend to a point where you’ll only feel sorry the next day.

If you follow these steps with sincerity and dedication, you most probably won’t have to sacrifice any sleep during this Christmas Season. Have an healthy, stress-free Christmas, everyone!