So how often is it? Daily? Several times daily? Everyone does it occasionally, and then…
How would you like to be really healthy, on top of your productivity game, and have less brain fog?
Diet and exercise are important, but sleep is even more important and serves as a foundation upon which diet and exercise rest. You need a consistent 7-8 hours of quality sleep per night to be your best self and do your best work. And . . . I can hear some saying . . .
“Aw yeah, I just need about 4 hours of sleep a night, and I’m good.”
Such a statement is true to human form since we routinely underestimate our level of sleep deprivation.
Or you might say,
“With all that’s going on in my life it’s hard to get to sleep before midnight (or later) and then I’m up again at 5:30 a.m. or before.”
If you get less than seven hours of sleep per night, your chances of having an auto accident increase significantly. Driving while drowsy is as dangerous as driving drunk, and accidents from drowsy driving “exceed those caused by alcohol and drugs combined” according to sleep research from Matthew Walker*.
Consistently getting too little sleep (less than 7-8 hours nightly), can have a powerful negative impact on the whole of your being. (See Put Stress to Work on related issues of Hurry Sickness, the Martyr Complex, and Limits of Capacity). It can lead to:
- A weakened immune system
- Doubled risk of cancer
- Blood sugar problems
- Increased risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease
- Anxiety and depression
- Eating more and gaining weight
- Weakened abilities to learn, memorize, and create
- Poorer motor skills
- Less productivity
- Lower profits in businesses
- Business stagnation
- A rise in employee dissatisfaction
So, don’t fall into the trap, drop the excuses and “I’ll try” to create the schedule, habits, and environment (physical and mental) you need for a great night’s sleep. I want to help you.
Here’s a free tip list for getting a great night’s sleep. Enjoy!
Contact me for coaching help for implementing the tips.
*Source: Walker, M. (2017). Why we sleep. New York: Scribner