Sign Off and Get Some Shut Eye!
It’s no secret that we live in a technology-obsessed age. Smart phones dominate our lives, laptops are constantly…on our laps, and a few hours sans wireless scares us more than the recession. Although they’ve all made life undeniably cushy, they’ve also impinged upon a practice that is absolutely essential for our mental and physical health – a practice that allows us to block out the world and enjoy the peace that comes with utter silence and relaxation: Sleep!
A recent article suggests that our insane addiction to technology is causing the students of the world to experience major sleep deprivation. Now, I’m a fan of YouTube marathons and late night text sessions just as much as the next girl, but as the school year begins, it’s important to remember to silence that cell phone, hit the pillow, and recharge.
Here are five wonderful reasons to ditch the technology for a bit of tranquility.
Beauty sleep is real. Instead of spending your after-midnight hours scouring Youtube in search of face-altering tips, simply close your laptop and close your eyes. The glow of healthy and well-rested body is a better look than any expensive bronzer or lotion can provide. Your skin (and your wallet) will thank you for it.
Sleep keeps you slim. It’s true, making sleep way more beneficial in the long run than forwarding that hilarious drunk text from your BFF to TFLN at 3 in the morning.
Snoozing keeps the doctor away. Your immune system needs to be well rested to fight off the germs that go hand-in-hand with college living. So if you want to stay healthy for all those parties classes, step away from the Ruelala evening sales and get into bed.
Sleep helps you smile. No one is going to care how funny your Facebook photo captions were if you are a tired, cranky bitch the next morning.
A good slumber helps you study. Repeat after me: You are not in college to play Farmville, stalk people on Facebook or stream How I Met Your Mother on Netflix until all hours of the night. None of that will matter when you’re struggling through an exam because you were too tired to focus in the library. No, not even Barney Stinson.