“Aiming for perfection is the most effective way to not get something done”

So, a couple of days ago I read this line somewhere and it served as a swift kick to the B%$^!

My new year resolution was to start a weekly blog to speak sleep to you guys and here it is mid-March.

The line also is a good reminder to us when we are trying to get enough sleep.

The National Sleep Foundation* advises that healthy adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night. Oftentimes when I am speaking with patients, athletes, clients that seems to be a very steep hill to climb. What if we broke that down? What if I said try to get to bed 15-25 minutes earlier every 3-4 days and incrementally try getting more sleep. Or take a 15-25 minute nap when you can or delay your alarm by 15-25 minutes.

It’s not perfect, but it’s doable. I would rather you aim for doable than not attempt at all as perfect (7 to 9 hours per 24 hours) seems unattainable.


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