5 Reasons You Can Sleep In Just for Today Go on, that extra hour (or two or ten) won’t kill you.


Oh, the joys of sleeping in. They’re my favorite parts of the morning. (And I’m only half kidding.)

While this is something we totally should not be practicing on a regular basis, it isn’t all that bad to just give yourself a day every once in a while, where you sleep in.

And if you needed more convincing, here are 5 reasons to do just that!

You’ll be needing extra energy.

Maybe you’ll be working two shifts later today, or taking over the world—I don’t know. Hitting the snooze button might actually help you gather much needed energy for whatever world-changing thing you plan on doing. Don’t go overboard, though, as doing so would suck the energy out of you instead of loading you up with more.

FAIR WARNING: Please do not do this if you’re already late for a scheduled whatever-it-is-you’re-doing. Or, if you have to be at a certain place at a certain time.

You don’t have anywhere to be.

See, this is pretty easy to work out. If you don’t really have any plans for the day, then moving your 7.00 AM exercise to 7.30 or even 8.00 AM wouldn’t be too much of a problem.

You’ll be able to think clearer.

Mastering the art of sleeping in is no easy task. In order to achieve the ability to think clearer, the amount of time you allow yourself to sleep “just a little longer” should be in moderation. Again (and much like the thing with energies), going overboard would suck thought processes instead of loading you with more (relevant and reliable ones).

Because you’re sick.

Don’t feel bad. It’s not your fault. And even if it was, you are still allowed to sleep in. Take some time off and let yourself rest for a little while. The world won’t stop moving, but it’ll take you longer to get back up on your feet and by the pace if you try keeping up with weak legs and an even weaker immune system. Sleep will do you good.

Because you deserve it.

Uhh, duh? Is it the weekend? Is it your birthday? Maybe it’s the Holidays? Whatever the occasion may be—or lack thereof, you deserve a good ten-instead-of-eight just for the day. (You know, for being the wonderful human being that you are.)


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