How much sleep do you need?
Do you wake up tired?
Do you often read the same line several times, or feel like you lack clarity of thought? Do you set multiple alarms, or do you snooze more than once most mornings?
The average adult sleeps less than 7 hours per night. How much do you usually sleep?
adequate sleep is a crucial part of enjoying what you love in life and work!
Adults should sleep 7+ hours each night for optimal health CDC
According to Hult International Business School, getting less sleep causes:
- Poorer workplace performance
- Worse focus in meetings
- Slower work
- Reduced motivation to learn
- Decreased creativity
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving causes 83,000 crashes annually. None of this is good for you or your business!
Worst of all, sleep loss is associated with more stress and chronic disease, like depression, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.
5 sleep tips from the National Sleep Foundation (link)
- Go to bed and wake at consistent times
- Make the bedroom a dark, quiet, relaxing environment
- Avoid watching TV or using the computer in bed, and remove screens from bedroom altogether (Click to read my post on blue light)
- Avoid large meals before bedtime
- Exercise! Being active during the day could help you get to sleep at night. Plus sleep makes you more likely to exercise AND improves your recovery!
Sleep is one of the CDC's top 5 lifestyle factors to prevent chronic disease:
- 7 hours of sleep
- Healthy weight
- Moderate to no alcohol
- 30 minutes exercise/day
- Not smoking
Thanks for reading my quick-tip blog post on the importance of sleep and how to get more of it. For more tips to start the healthy, fulfilling life of your dreams, get a free Gameplan below!