Sleep is important. In fact, it is one of the most important things our body needs. If you are consistently lacking in the sleep department every night, not only will you be groggy, it can have long-term effects on your health. Everyone has different sleeping patterns but is generally lumped into two categories: Night Owls and Early Birds. Night owls cannot fathom waking up as early and feeling spunky like an early bird, and visa versa. Which one are you?
Early to Bed and Early to Rise
Early Birds tend to wake up feeling ready to take on the day. They can be on point pretty much immediately and don’t rely so heavily on coffee. A lot of Early Birds that I know enjoy exercising before breakfast and usually show up to work looking like a million bucks. To be an Early Bird, going to bed early is a must in order to get the right about of sleep at night.
The Night is Full of Creativity
Night Owls typically go to bed well after midnight and wake up feeling like it’s impossible to get out of bed. Most Night Owls I know proudly sleep in well after 10:30am if their schedule allows and are likely to stay up late reading or watching television. I also have a lot of Night Owl friends who enjoy tapping into their creative side at night, finding inspiration from the sleeping city or town around them. If you are a Night Owl, make sure you find ways to get enough sleep at night!
Everyone’s a Winner
Chances are, you’ve figured out whether you are a Night Owl or Early Bird by now, and the idea of changing over is out of the question. But don’t worry; I’m not here to tell you to change your ways. Either sleeping habit is ok, as long as you get enough sleep at night. You only need to worry if you are going to bed early and still waking up groggy. If so you should come and see us at Dental Solutions of Avon because you might be suffering from Sleep Apnea. You should be able to get through the day without naps or 5 cups of coffee!
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