Health trap: Sleep deprivation
When you’re on holidays from work, it’s tempting to stay up late and sleep in. But keep in mind that changing your sleep routine can make it difficult to fall asleep at night. And that in turn can wreak havoc on your health, since we depend on a good sleep to stay in the pink. Stick as closely as possible to your usual sleep schedule, and make sure you’re getting seven to eight hours of shut-eye every night.
You’ll have a better holiday if you keep yourself healthy, Dr. MacLean notes. “When people feel run down, they can’t enjoy the season the way they want to.” But if you take steps to avoid these health traps, the only thing you’ll suffer from in January is a yearning for your holidays to last a little longer.