How is Rob Lowe still so handsome? Sure, maybe a little tweak from a doctor, but it's also his sleep habits. Rob Lowe told the Smartless hosts on their most recent podcast episode that he's a champion sleeper. He sleeps plenty, and that's why he looks as good as he does.
"That's easy for Rob Lowe! I have 9 children and 5 jobs! He's rich!" you say, resentfully reading this post.
But most of us don't really try to get the sleep we need. Seriously, are you one of those people? "I work, I take care of the kids, I go to the gym. I need an hour in front of the TV to just veg-out." You don't have any time to squeeze in more sleep. Or do you? The job is important. The kids are pretty important too. The gym is also good for you. So maybe if you have an hour for TV, replace it with sleep. I know, I know, you need your veg-out time in front of the television. Me too. But does it really make you feel any better? Or would being well rested be what truly makes you feel better?
I'm one to talk. I won't tell you my sleep schedule because I don't like to be the kind of person who tells you how hard they've got it. But it's not good, and there's probably something I can do about it.
So many people in our culture believe that we need to push ourselves into discomfort in order to have something to show for our lives. So many of us feel the need to have things be hard. Like saying "I had a great weekend" puts a curse on your house. "How was my weekend? I was running around from place to place, doing thing after thing, and dealing with this and that!" Who cares. Effing sit down and relax. And then tell people on Monday how you effing sat down and relaxed.
Why should you get enough sleep? (source)
Get sick less often
Stay at a healthy weight
Lower your risk for serious health problems, like diabetes and heart disease
Reduce stress and improve your mood
Think more clearly and do better in school and at work
Get along better with people
Make good decisions and avoid injuries
Be beautiful like Rob Lowe
How much sleep should you get? (source)
Adults, 65+ years: 7 to 8 hours.
Adults, 26 to 64 years: 7 to 9 hours.
Young adults, 18 to 25 years: 7 to 9 hours.
Teenagers, 14 to 17 years: 8 to 10 hours.
Live healthy. Feel good. Be beautiful like Rob Lowe. Take an effing nap.