Now, no one’s a fan of high maintenance bitches.
It's like, okaaaay, we get it Ms. Super Hot with the great skin and the perfect nails and the amazing hair, like, where did you even get your hair cut?
Like, who did it though?
Do you have their number?
Do you think that place is on Groupon?
But there is indeed one aspect of life where I whole-heartedly recommend being the most Kardashian-status high maintenance bitch:
Be an indulgent sleeper, my dear Bar Fly.
Be a motherf#@$ing sleep princess.
Deprivation has been scientifically linked to a lot of bad stuff that you don’t want to mess with.
Cosmetically speaking, sleep deprivation ages your skin, makes it hard to build muscle, and even causes weight gain.
Recent research has shown that not getting enough sleep messes with the hormones that regulate hunger and satiety, ghrelin and leptin, and I’m sure we can all attest from personal experience to using food, and probably crap food at that, to getting us both physically and emotionally through those long, sleepy days.
What's more, deprivation can be straight up dangerous.
Cognitively speaking, it makes you forgetful, inhibits your reaction time and decision-making abilities, and puts you at higher risk for diabetes and heart disease.
And did I mention that driving drowsy is, in many, cases just as bad as driving drunk? Yep, it's responsible for 100,000 car crashes and 1,500 crash-related deaths a year, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
And remember the Exxon oil spill?
Guess what sleep deprived dudes were operating heavy machinery those days...
So now that you're sufficiently freaked out, let’s take a turn towards the positive and talk about all the amazing benefits you’ll be able to enjoy with a proper amount of sleep.
Aside from boosting your mood and making you more emotionally stable, sleep improves memory, brain function, and physical dexterity.
It boosts immunity, spurs creativity, sharpens attention, lowers stress, and all around improves your quality of life.
Though they’re still unclear as to exactly how it works, most scientists agree that sleep helps consolidate memories and information for both your declarative memory and your procedural memory.
In other words, making you more likely to ace that test, master your backstroke, or make the best high stakes business decision.
So if you’re torn as to whether you should keep practicing, researching, or studying late into the night OR just put it all aside and get a good night’s sleep, the latter is gonna be your best bet for performing well.
Now, how 'bout some tips on how to get more sleep?