Cause And Effect On Sleep

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A unhealthy habit that I do consistently, is not getting the recommended amount of sleep. On a constant basis, I am often sleep deprived. This is due to the fact that I am trying to balance, school, work and internship all at once. The problem becomes so problematic that I have to schedule naps during the day consistently. Not getting adequate amount of sleep affects my wellness. During the day I always feel restless and it affects my ability to do everyday activities. It affects my mental, physical and emotional health. Lack of sleep causes several mental health concerns. Due to having so many activities, it results in constant stress and anxiety. Often on my mind, I am thinking about what I have to accomplish and my mind does not have …show more content…
Long term, Improving my sleep pattern will improve my health significantly. According to an article by Harvard University, “Sleep deprivation can lead to higher risk of chronic health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.” (SITE) The ability to prevent these health concerns would be ideal for me.It will allow my brain to function more effectively, which will result in improved ability to do everyday tasks. Short term, I would be more alert, productive and decrease the feeling of restlessness. I would be able to replace naps during the day, with other beneficial activities, such as working out. The only way sleeping would be negative is if it becomes …show more content…
I must make my goal specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-frame specific. I have to make sure to avoid a vague goal. My goal previously was to “improve my sleeping pattern”, but that is not specific. I have to state my objectives for the specific term. My revised goal is to “obtain the recommended hours of sleep each night”. My goal has to be measurable and that is essential. It needs to consist of a number so I can measure the progress each day. Once again, I adjust my goal to “obtain 8 hours of sleep each night”. The ultimate goal is attainable. Getting a full night sleep of 8 hours should not be unrealistic. With the right time management and prioritizing more efficiently, the goal should be feasible. The goal should also be realistic. I feel that for example, removing naps from my day may be unrealistic. I feel that I will not schedule naps rather, take them when needed and limit them to 30 minutes at a time. Hopefully with time after implementing a better sleep pattern, naps will soon be unnecessary. Lastly, to make my goal time frame-specific, I have to give myself a reasonable amount of time to reach my goal. I am going to state the time frame of six weeks and set an agenda, to meet the goal within that

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