Are you one of those people who like to stay snuggled up under the covers once the day is well underway? Do you like to sleep longer or to lounge around in bed once you wake and enjoy the comfort of your bed in the morning?
Once the (too) long week is over, you can't help but be glad that you can finally take a break. Do you want the good news? You don't have to feel guilty anymore, because there are many benefits to enjoying your bed a little longer on the weekends.
Here are 4 benefits of sleeping in!
1- Start Your Day Smoothly
There's nothing like a cup of coffee in bed to savor the start of the weekend. Taking time for oneself is said to have healing properties for your morale, notably by reducing stress and allowing for rejuvenation.
2- Enjoy Your Mattress Longer
If your bed is the most comfortable, you don't have to leave it too early. Especially if you have a lovely hybrid memory foam mattress!
Sleeping in is a great opportunity to relax your body muscles, get more sleep or read while snuggled up on a mountain of pillows.
Feeling wide awake, but don't feel like getting out of bed yet? Then use this time to organize the rest of your day or week. This "lost" time in bed will allow you to have an even more productive day/week ahead.
3- Stimulate Your Creativity
According to a scientific study published in 2011, sleeping late can boost your creativity levels.
When we wake up, our brain is still slightly asleep, our attention is more diffused, and the mind is more likely to wander. This can allow the brain to see things from an original and sometimes unexpected angle.
So why not take advantage of it to compose your new poem, your new sonata or to try to solve a problem that is bothering you at work?
4- Increase Your Good Mood
Your brain associates the action of enjoying long weekend mornings with rest and relaxation, so your well-being increases when you laze around under the comforter! Try it now, thank us later.
Attention: Sleeping Late Is Not Just for Recovering from a Lack of Sleep
While some researchers say that sleeping in helps us to recover from sleep debt, others seem to think that sleeping late on weekends and not getting adequate rest during the week increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Whether or not you sleep in, pay close attention to your sleep hygiene! A good night's sleep can solve a lot of problems, but getting more sleep on Saturday doesn't make up for cumulative fatigue.
Stay away from snacks before bedtime, avoid missing too many hours of sleep, don't look at a screen right before bedtime and you should improve the quality of your rest! There's nothing like a well-established routine to ensure restful sleep.