Tracking your sleep can be extremely beneficial to you mental and physical health. Using Sleep Trackers in your bullet journal you can establish if there are negative patterns leading you to become more fatigued or limiting your sleep.
Why should I track sleep in my bullet journal?
Sleep tracking is everywhere, mostly because many fitness trackers now offer some form of sleep data alongside activity levels, food logs, and heart rate. The most important reason to track your sleep is that sleep is good for your health, so you need to be sure you’re getting enough of it.
It’s a logical step, since scientists have learned that sleep plays a huge role in nearly every aspect of our wellbeing. Numerous studies have associated better sleep with lower heart risks, better athletic performance, even higher libido, among other benefits.
Understanding how well you slept on any given night depends on your time in light, deep, and REM sleep. Light sleep occurs soon after you fall asleep and your heart rate and body temperature go down.
Your body falls into deep sleep typically after 10 to 15 minutes of light sleep, and this is when the body repairs itself from the day before. You’ll spend most of your night in light and deep sleep, as REM sleep periods tend to be shorter.
What are the benefits of tracking my sleep habits in my bullet journal?
- We all have different sleep needs – you might notice that 9 hours of sleep isn’t enough for you, where as others might find it its to much.
- Decrease your chance of motor vehicle accidents from fatigue – studies have shown that fatuige is as bad or worse than drink-driving
- Lessen your likelihood of obesity, since sleep deprivation can increase appetite
- Reduce your risk of diabetes and heart problems
- Improve your concentration, reaction time and memory
- Boost your moods and creativity
- Enhance your immune system to help ward off colds and infections
- Increase regulation of appetite, energy use and weight control