Routine is one of the most important things when it comes to achieving any kind of success, which includes sleep success.
With that in mind, people -- and we know you probably don't want to hear this, but here it goes anyway -- shouldn't sleep in on the weekends. Instead, you should wake up at the same time you would during the weekdays.
Not only is consistency key no matter which industry you are trying to conquer, but if you mess with your sleep schedule (in other words, if your bedtime and wake-up time is all over the place), then you are also messing with your circadian rhythm. By doing this, people can -- and likely will -- feel tired and groggy, and it is basically the equivalent of jet lag.
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Not only that, but there are some serious health risks that come into play as well, and below you will find the proof.
"UPI reports that a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found changes in sleep patterns throughout the week can increase people's risk of heart disease, diabetes, and more. The study is the first to show a link between "social jetlag"—the difference between someone's natural sleep patterns and the sleep schedule imposed on them by work and other responsibilities—and negative health effects in otherwise healthy people, according to a press release from the Endocrine Society" (via Michael Harthorne of USA Today).
The last thing you want to do is throw your entire schedule out of whack, and that will, in fact, be the case if you decide to sleep in on the weekends. This is one of the reasons why people are likely so tired on Monday morning -- because their weekend habits, especially when it comes to the sleep department, are so much different than their weekday habits.
Get the most out of your days by going to sleep at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning. This little practice could lead to you becoming the most productive version of yourself because you will, ideally, always feel refreshed in the morning, not tired and groggy.