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Do You Find It Difficult To Sleep Well On Sunday Night?

May 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments ·


When it is Monday, supposedly, we should be happy. Shops are back to business, banks are opened, government offices will function. But, with the disrupted sleep on Sunday night, Monday blues feeling kick in. Starting the week with heavy head is no fun. It is common to hear colleagues asking for sick leave on Monday.

How about you, do you have a good night sleep Sunday night? I personally find it hard to sleep well on Sunday night. May be it is the so called “Sunday Night Insomnia”. But, I am not alone. Many people apparently have the same problem – having difficulty to sleep well on that night.

Few reasons:

  • Sleeping patterns have been messed up by having late nights on Friday and Saturday and waking up late on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Some people also do not do much physical activities on non-working day. Together with big meals, they find it hard to sleep well.
  • Some people worry about going to work on Monday working. They will think about their stressful job, early morning class or scheduled appointment. The anticipation of those event is more stressful than the event itself. So, Sunday night is actually a stress night.
  • Last but not least, taking long nap in the afternoon is also common on those days.


3 Tips Help You To Sleep Well on Sunday:

  1. In order to sleep well on Sunday night, you have to keep our sleep patterns fairly constant. Sleep and wake up at the same time each day, regardless Saturday, Sunday or public holidays.
  2. I personally like to create a ritual on Sunday night which I really look forward to. Mine is to watch a favorite TV show that day.
  3. Go exercise and make yourself sweat and exhausted so that you will sleep well at night.

Hopefully, you do not have to count millions of sheep on Sunday night before you fall asleep. After all, Monday is not too bad, weekend is just 5 days away!

Check out my other articles related to sleeping – How Much Sleep is Enough and How Can You Sleep Better?



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  • Tom // May 12, 2010 at 7:15 PM

    Great article. I think it can help a lot, I know that I have problems sleeping on Sundays. I think I’m going to start waking up earlier and do some light workout and not just sit around doing nothing

  • Fitsitebe // May 18, 2010 at 1:13 AM

    nice article, 3 good tips.

    However, one remark… Working out to get yourself tired can help a lot but you better not work out a few hours before you plan to go to sleep.

    When you finish your workout, your body has had an “energy boost” which will last for a few hours. When you plan to go to bed at 11 pm, and you have had your workout at 8 pm, you’ll notice you will not sleep within two hours.

    If you work out in the early afternoon, you will quickly fall asleep.

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