Reflective Essay On Sleep Improvement

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Before designing my sleep improvement program, I had to analyze my typical sleeping tendencies in order to see what areas that I felt were inadequate for my needs. What I found was my alertness level when waking up was always low, my sleep latency was high especially during stressful and emotional times, and that I had an extremely inconsistent sleep/wake schedule. Therefore, when creating a sleep improvement program I decided to focus on my sleep hygiene in a way where a strict routine would allow me to feel more alert in the morning and have a smaller sleep latency time frame. From all of this, my program was based off of going to bed at 12:00 A.M. Every night at this time I ate one Hershey’s kiss because I enjoy some dessert before I go to sleep, brushed my teeth, washed my face, took my pills, looked at my phone with the lights on for no longer than 5 minutes, and turned off the lights and began to close my eyes at 12:15 A.M. Before going in depth on the effects that …show more content…
However, prior to referring to those, I feel overall my sleep improvement was successful. At the beginning of the week I definitely found it hard to go to bed at a specific time, as some days I was not tired at all while other days I wanted to get to sleep earlier. As a result, my body was thrown off its inconsistent sleep pattern that typically had me sleeping in late, so I frequently took naps during the first half of the program. On the other hand, I noticed that was mood began being slightly depressed, as I was tired and angry waking up at 9:00 A.M everyday. However, after a couple of days of doing this, I found it easier by the day to wake up and my mood was only becoming more positive. Overall, without any of the data being taken into account, I feel that my sleep improvement was successful, but it took a couple of days for my body t get used to

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