The Secret to Success Is in Your Snooze
The concept of sleep seems relatively straightforward. For most of us, when you get plenty, there is a noticeable difference in your mood and ability to focus; and when you don’t get enough, those things suffer. We rarely consider the effects of our slumber – or lack thereof – beyond those basics. We certainly don’t think of it as a factor that could make or break us – but what if sleeping your best sleep is actually the key to unlocking your full career potential?
Sleep affects every organ system. Every single thing you do, you do better with a good night’s sleep.
From a business perspective, if you’re sleep deprived you are much more likely to take risks you wouldn’t otherwise. Your management skills also suffer. Sleep is about healing and fine-tuning, and giving it its due attention is crucial in maximizing productivity. “There is a direct connection between between sleep and career longevity,” Dr. Breus explains.
In the modern working world, achieving what we think of as conventionally “good” sleep is not always realistic. New studies reveal that the amount of sleep you’re getting isn’t all there is to it. In fact, the long accepted standard of 8 hours a night is, apparently, a myth. According the Breus, 6.5 hours is sufficient. It’s better instead to focus on small things we can do to maximize the quality of sleep we’re getting no matter how long we’re able to sleep.
Exclusively for the WORLDZ Report, Dr. Michael Breus lays out the 5 most important Dos and Don’ts for your most productive sleep.