Can You Train Your Body To Need Less Sleep?
We all know someone who is a “why are you talking to me before my coffee” person. A lot of people have made coffee or caffeinated drinks a priority when it comes to getting everything they need to get done, done in an entire day. In this day and age, people are finding it increasingly hard to balance work life and a social life. Which makes us all wonder: Can you train your body to need less sleep?
Apparently, it’s true, you can train your body to need less sleep. According to Metro News, “Professor Jim Horne, sleep neuroscientist at Loughborough University, claims that you can get your body to adapt to six hours sleep a night in about a month.” Sleeping less than 6 hours a night can be risky and should only be done in an absolute dire situation. Your body still needs genuine rest and it can get it in just 6 hours.
How To Train Your Body To Need Less Sleep:
● Do everything you can to get uninterrupted sleep. This means going so far as controlling the temperature of your environment with technology driven bedding like NuSleep. (What? We’re cheeky. We love shameless self promotion as much as you love your sleep.)
● Set your alarm for the same time every day, this goes for weekdays and the weekend, that way you wake up at exactly the same time every day.
● For the first week: delay the time you go to bed by 20 minutes.
● In week two: delay your bedtime by 40 minutes.
● For week three you should delay it by one hour.
● Keep cutting down your bedtime in 20 minute periods until you are sleeping for six hours a night. Yep, it’s that easy!
- Romell Bhaala