Lack of sleep is the primary cause of low productivity in the workplace, yet many entrepreneurs boast about sleeping less than 5 hours a night. The truth is, the longer you sleep the more effective your creative thinking and productivity will become.
How Much Sleep Do You Really Need to Succeed in Your Career?
On average an adult needs 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Those who sleep less than 5 hours for a few nights in a row have equivalent levels of impairment to someone who is driving intoxicated.
Sleep Deprivation Affects Innovation and Creativity
Whether you’re growing your own business or looking for a promotion, sleep deprivation affects both innovation and creativity as well as productivity and critical thinking.
A lack of sleep also contributes to increased stress levels. Stress prevents sleep yet sleep deprivation increases stress and its consequences.
Sleep Tips for Successful Living
In order to be successful, you need to get a great night’s sleep. Here are some helpful tips:
1. Get Into Routine
Set a bedtime and stick to it. Remember you need at least 7 hours of sleep a night.
2. Turn Off Your Screens
The glow from screens is know to delay the release of melatonin, making it harder for you to get to sleep.
3. Avoid Caffeine and Alcohol
Caffeine, a stimulant, keeps your body alert and energized; therefore, increases the number of times you wake during the night.
4. Sleep With the Right Mattress and Pillow
Sleeping with the wrong mattress and/or pillow could be keeping you awake at night or reducing your quality of sleep. Make sure you are sleeping on the right quality and firmness. Our Ergocheck Testing and the information that you supply will take the guess work out of what mattress firmness is right for you on your side of the bed. Don’t buy your next mattress without a proper Sleep Analysis conducted by a qualified Sleep Expert and a Medical Practitioner if you are under current care.
Be the best that you can be by improving the quality of your sleep!
R.C. (Bob) Dimas