In the last few years, I’ve been doing a lot of research on sleep. I started this process to help my youngest with the transition to kindergarten and I’ve since become more aware of the impact of missing sleep*.
I strongly suggest that you should consider the following:
- For you to get enough sleep you need to make it a priority
- There is a lot of evidence to suggest that you are probably not getting enough sleep
- There is even more evidence to suggest, that your lack of sleep is impacting your performance in a wide-range of areas
Your weight, your mental health, your stress, your memory, decision process, and general mood, are all impacted by sleep.
It is also important to note that, your sleep needs go up when:
- You are learning new things (e.g., new job)
- You are under stressful work or life changes
If you are looking to increase your personal performance at work or in your life, you should start with looking at where you put sleep in your priority list.
*For those of you with babies and toddlers, I’m sorry to say, I have no idea what to suggest and apologies for rubbing it in.