5 Things for Tired People

I am tired. Life is good… busy but good. Unfortunately I feel like I’m getting to the point where I almost shut down during the weekend and only one, say, one thing planned because I want to just have boatloads of free time. It’s sad to think that starting next semester I’ll be even more crazy-busy. But I’m going to choose to blissfully ignore that fact in this moment and create a list of 5 things that require no internet research on my part.


1. Coffee

2. Food

My ability to resist eating continuously until I go to bed is significantly diminished by tiredness

3. Zoning out in front of the TV

4. Chocolate (see #2)

5. Sleep

So I’m pretty tired. Though I have off tomorrow for Veteran’s day! (HORRAY!!!!!)

Tell me something related or unrelated to this post. And GO!


5 Things Thursday 10.13.11 Sleeper’s Edition

Alright, y’all (yes, y’all – no southern accent involved) I made it. After last week’s absence of 5 Things Thursday, I know that you were at a loss for what to do without your weekly dose of random health information, but I’m making it up to you. OK, I’m not –I’m just posting this week’s 5 Things on time. So, yay me!

This week I thought that I would focus on something that I didn’t get enough of last night: sleep. 20% of Americans report that they get 6 hours of sleep or less per evening. For me, if I get anything under 7 hours, I’m half-alive most of the day. (Alright, maybe I’m just a little tired and more likely to zone out.)

But seriously, why not read more about how getting more of something that makes us feel good (and many people enjoy) is good for us? AKA – your excuse the next time you’re late to work (or class) (or life).

Let’s get started, shall we?

1. Falling below the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night? 

Check out these 3 sleep myths that you may be believing. I’ll give you a hint: it doesn’t matter if you don’t feel tired or “catch up” on weekends.

2. How’s your sleep been lately?

If you answered “Why Megan, it was quite sub-optimal lately,” then you’re in luck. Here’s some tips for getting quality zzzzz’s

3. Want to look younger?

See how sleep can do the trick. No surgery/expensive creams involved.

4. Just incase #2 wasn’t enough for you…

Here’s some more information about how to get a good night’s sleep. (Warning: there are repeats and the two contradict each other in some ways– try and see if you can tell)

5. Developing the purrrfect bedtime routine. 

Hint: there are not necessarily any cats involved.

How much sleep do you get a night?
I get about 7 hours most nights.

Have you noticed sleep’s affect on you/your body?

Learn anything cool this week?