For many tennis fans, staying up late to watch the Australian Open is an annual summer ritual. However, evening matches in Melbourne can lead to a few late nights. And as the championship progresses, they can sometimes stretch well past midnight – Remember the 2012 final?
With over 2 million Australians watching the men's final last year, it's safe to say a lot of us love our tennis. Yet, we also love our sleep. Something has to give; supporting your favourite players will likely come at the expense of not getting enough shuteye.
While losing sleep over a great match may seem worthwhile at the time, sleep deprivation can take its toll on your mental and physical health. You'll not only have trouble staying awake during the day but also with recalling information, concentrating on work and making good decisions. What's worse is that once the tennis is over, you'll likely find it hard to go back to your regular sleep routine.
With all that considered, we also know there will be some of you who won't be able to resist. For your sake, we've put together some ways to help you get your AO fix without losing too much sleep.
Yes, the Australian Open can be gripping but remember that your overall health, well-being and performance depend on your sleep. We hope the tips above will help you achieve a healthy compromise between being a loyal fan and a functional human being.
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