Have you been struggling with productivity? Or maybe you’ve been feeling extra stressed, anxious or even depressed?
All of these feelings could be linked to how much sleep you’re getting each night.
Those who know me know that I’m not shy about leaving a dinner party or event in order to preserve my precious slumber time. I simply can’t function the next morning on less than 7 hours of sleep. And to me, being overly tired is the same thing as having a bad day. And having a bad day is simply not an option…not if I can help it anyway.
Make sleep a priority
Where does sleep fall on your list of priorities?
If it’s low on the list, consider making a good night’s sleep one of your top priorities.
The importance of sleep is getting a lot more attention. More than a third of Americans are not getting the recommended 7 hours of sleep per night according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Report. And the outcome is impacting our health; including stress, anxiety, depression, heart disease, and obesity.
Arianna Huffington has personally taken on this subject in her book, Thrive and in her new company, Thrive Global. If you are interested in learning more about creating better sleep and overall well being, go to www.thriveglobal.com. They have a multitude of articles to enjoy.
And a new study just came out from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey which evaluated sleep duration between workdays and free days with over 9,000 participants between 2017 – 2020. Their findings are much worse….showing that sleep deprivation affects nearly half of American adults.
In addition, there is a new item coming to light called “Social Jet Lag”. This is where a person has a bad fit between the sleep timing preferred by a person’s internal clock versus the one dictated by society. If you have a big difference between the two, it’s like you’re living in a state of jet lag during the work week. Over 46% of the participants in this study reported experiencing social jet lag.
So, what does all of this mean?
Simply put, sleep is important.
Getting a good night’s sleep can do so much more than increase your productivity and improve your energy. Sleep is necessary for your body to properly function. Without it, you’re opening yourself up to a whole host of physical and mental health problems.
So ask yourself: Do you want to have a great day tomorrow? Do you want to be healthy? Productive? Less stressed? Of course you do! So, set yourself up for success. It starts with the decision to get a good night’s sleep.
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