U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Waite
This blog post by Dr. Kelly Blasko, research psychologist, National Center for Telehealth and Technology, was originally posted on the center’s AfterDeployment Blog.
March is National Sleep Awareness Month. Are you aware of sleep only because you don’t get enough? How many times have you thought or said, “I need to get some sleep?”
I don’t think it would be a surprise if I said that you’ll feel better both physically and mentally with a good night’s sleep.
It’s normal to lose sleep because of stressful life events, but often our lack of sleep is because we don’t make sleep a priority. Sleep becomes something we squeeze in after taking care of children or elderly parents, running errands, watching that favorite late-night TV show, exercising, meeting work deadlines … the list goes on.