Many of my clients identify sleep as one of their problems: “I don’t get enough sleep!” they say. Or on the other end of the spectrum they are convinced that they “don’t need much sleep”. Really? Let me be clear: You need sleep and sleep is the solution to many problems – not the problem. It does not stand in your way – it is the way!
Here some tips for free: First of all: know thyself! I recently run a men’s group with the title BREAKING BAD …HABITS. We asked all participants to wear a tracking device for four weeks that measured their activity in steps, floors, heartrate, calories and sleep. Before you make smart and informed changes in your life – work life and personal – you need to have solid data. The technology is available and affordable.
It quickly emerged that sleep is a target area for a lot of people: Adults need 7-9 hours in average in order to maintain high levels of performance, health, well-being and sanity.
Lack of sleep in many areas is more dangerous to your health and performance than alcohol. Bad sleep and lack of sleep goes hand in hand with BAD HABITS in eating, snacking, drinking, giving in to distractions, using too much caffeine and other supplements, self-medicating and many more. Professional counseling will help you to define your needs and where and how you go wrong. My psychotherapy will address the root causes and underlying issues of your bad sleep! Visit me in LKF, Cosmos Buidling, Central Hong Kong.
One fact was shockingly simple, but for many participants easier to comprehend with the visual help of a graph that reflected their own personal data: if your goal is to sleep 8 hrs in average then you sometimes need to sleep longer than 8hrs to reach that average. Simple and yet a challenge.