“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — C.S. Lewis
Each year, businesses and individuals are challenged to set goals, or resolutions, to improve themselves. It may start with a list of desirable outcomes followed by choosing one or two to make official. For individuals, goals are frequently related to weight loss, health, or being more active. However, there is one goal – Sleep – that would improve all of those. And you may even dream more!
“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up & down the field and therefore never score.” — Bill Copeland
This is also the problem with resolutions, or rules, you give yourself. It feels like you are always either working or giving something up, and breaking a rule feels like failure. Setting a goal of sleep is different. Each action taken to increase or improve sleep will allow you to feel more refreshed and ready for the next step. Each one is a success with benefits now and in the future.
“Goal setting is most effective when it is contextual, that is, when your goals feed into the bigger picture of your life.” Stephen Covey.
As an example, if you desire to maintain good physical health for many more years, getting sufficient, quality sleep now will minimize your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even dementia in the future.
“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.“ Stephen A. Brennan
When it comes to good sleep, there is quantity and quality, so you need a plan to address both. The first step to quantity is being intentional about planning your day to get the hours of sleep you need. Sleep habits and environment play a role in ensuring good quality sleep. But the most important step is to ensure your sleep is not being disturbed by a condition such sleep apnea. This can be accomplished with a simple sleep test in the comfort of home.
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” — Zig Ziglar
Imagine having the energy to do everything you dream of doing. Treating sleep apnea has been shown to reduce fatigue and dramatically improve quality of life. It may not be “measurable”, but having energy to do more of what you enjoy is a benefit of making sleep a goal.
“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” — Unknown
Do not wait another day before you contact Millennium to schedule a telemedicine appointment with one of our sleep specialists.