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All We Want For Christmas Is You

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CalmSleep Team
December 27, 2021
All We Want For Christmas Is You

The idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others and yourself, because blessed is the season that embraces the whole world in a conspiracy of love. There’s no way you can do justice to this, and the pictures that’ll be a testament to the moments and memories that are otherwise impossible to recreate, if you do not get adequate sleep to get through the holiday season recharged and refreshed. A calm sleep is the key to entering the festive period without a sleep debt to ruin it all. Read on to know why we think so!

The idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others and yourself,   because blessed is the season that embraces the whole world in a conspiracy of love. There’s no way you can do justice to this, and the pictures that’ll be a testament to the moments and memories that are otherwise impossible to recreate, if you do not get adequate sleep to get through the holiday season recharged and refreshed.  A calm sleep is the key to entering the festive period without a sleep debt to ruin it all. Read on to know why we think so!

Also Read:- The Science Behind Sleep

The Sleep & Wakefulness Equation 

The supply-and-demand interrelation between sleep and wakefulness, or "homeostasis" – the longer we stay awake, the greater the pressure to sleep; the body clock (or circadian rhythm), which synchronises our sleep-wake cycles with the 24-hour day so that we feel sleepier during darkness than light; and psychological factors that calm us down in preparation for sleep.  In most cases, these processes are in sync enabling calm sleep. So when our sleep pressure is high, our circadian clock tells us it's bedtime, and our minds are quiet, we're more likely to fall asleep. 

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Events that disrupt sleep in otherwise good sleepers tend to affect just one of these components at a time, and then only for a short period, allowing us to cope with the consequences. For example, an all-bothersome nighter's daytime lethargy can be reversed with one or two nights of good sleep. The twice-yearly disruption of our body clock caused by daylight saving time changes will quickly be forgotten. And difficulties sleeping when we're worried about the next day's events are typically manageable. However, the holiday season creates a perfect storm that throws all of these processes into disarray at the same time, making it impossible to catch up on lost sleep. As a result, you'll feel tired for a long time.

Sleep Deprivation During the Holidays

The average adult is recommended to obtain at least eight hours of sleep each night, though this can vary significantly depending on the individual. During the holiday season, 64 per cent of the people reported they slept less than eight hours each day, according to a survey. 32 per cent of that group stated they only get three to five hours of sleep per night, which could contribute to sleep deprivation.

People not only sleep less during the holidays, but the quality of their sleep generally declines as well. When asked to rate the quality of their holiday sleep on a scale of one to ten, 74% of respondents said it was a seven or lower, with the average sleep quality being a six. People lose sleep for a variety of reasons over the holidays, but the most popular responses are visiting family members (12%), pressure to get everything done (11%), hosting family members (10%), and financial stress  (9 %). Family variables have a significant and negative impact on sleep pleasure. Sleep problems during the holidays were attributed by 39% of respondents to family-related reasons such as hosting family, visiting family members or simply being around family in general.



A Good Sleep per Night to Keep the Grinch Away - Effects of Poor Sleep to Dampen the Festive Mood

Even a straightforward approach to the Christmas season can be sideswiped by the side effects of sleep deprivation, just as the holidays can wreak havoc on your day-to-day existence. How can we tell that you are not getting enough sleep? It’s not just the lack of the glow in your Christmas posts and stories. 

  1. Lack of sound judgment -  This means you may find it difficult to make sound financial decisions, or you may misinterpret the indications of a conversation with a loved one. It could involve saying or doing things that bring you in trouble at home, school, or work.
  2. Changing moods - During the holidays, it's not uncommon for people to have more emotional highs and lows, which naturally brings out personal "baggage." However, one of the side effects of not getting enough sleep could be a transition from joyous and charitable to weepy or indifferent. Sleep deprivation has a significant impact on mood.
  3. Issues with memory -  What happened to the gifts you bought last month? What is your cousin's wife's name? Which of your friends suffers from a peanut allergy? When are we having brunch with the parents? If you're having trouble keeping track of holiday events due to memory problems, you can guarantee it's due to a lack of sleep.
  4. Accidents - It's pitch black outside. People are preoccupied. You're fatigued and can't give your full attention to your drive. If you don't get enough sleep, even the fastest trip to the mall or the quick run to the grocery store will be fraught with danger.
  5. Sleep deprivation and weight -  We're all aware of the allure of sweets, feasts, and holiday "spirits," as well as their long-term effects on our waistlines. Sleep deprivation, on the other hand, can make it even easier to acquire weight due to decreased metabolism, increased appetite, and a higher risk of overeating.
  6. Increased blood pressure levels - Sleep deprivation causes blood pressure to rise both at night and during the day. If the holidays are already stressful enough, you may credit sleep debt for exacerbating the situation.

Also Read:- Consequences Of Poor Sleep

Our Gift to You

If we see it, your loved ones can see it too. So try out these tips for better sleep and a happier, healthier you. Let us help you chase the grinchy away. This holidays, our gift to you is to go to bed early and get adequate sleep. If you need it, take a long winter nap! If you get enough sleep, you'll be able to enjoy your vacation more fully, and your vacation will be less likely to sap your vitality. Let's not forget that the purpose of the celebration is to bring people together, share, and rejoice. The spirit of the season lies in your presence and not the presents, a calm sleep is all you need to waive the holiday blues away! Wishing you and yours a holiday season filled with joy and light. May your life be showered in bliss and enfolded in unconditional love!


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