The time for New Year's Resolutions has arrived, and whether or not you really intend to commit to your goal, it never hurts to take a moment and think about how you can improve your life. Do you have a somewhat unhealthy addiction to your iPhone that could use curbing, for example? Perhaps you've always wanted to learn another language but just never found the time to do so. Whatever method of betterment you have in mind, your New Year's Resolution gives you an opportunity to clearly articulate your goal.
Now, this may not be the most exciting resolution to make, but The Huffington Post rightfully notes that making time for a bit more shut-eye may be the best decision you make for 2014. Why? Because sleep deprivation is more widespread than you may think, and the long-term effects can influence your weight, your mental sharpness and even your life span. If you have a habit of giving up on your New Year's Resolutions within a month or so, a lack of sleep may even be the culprit.
"It could be that the reason all your other resolutions are failing – and the reason you're having trouble making sound food choices or keeping weight off to begin with – is you're ignoring a simple yet powerful component of total health: sleep," states the news outlet.
However, for all of the benefits of a restful night's sleep, it can definitely cramp your style if you only take out the sex aids once the lights have gone out for the night. Trying to squeeze in a bit of sexual intimacy can be tricky enough as it is between work and raising a family, but these findings may encourage you and your partner to get a bit more creative about when and where you get frisky! Afternoon delight, anyone?