The saying is you can sleep when you are dead. All too often it can be easy to fall into the trap of putting personal sacrifice aside to meet a deadline, or work on a crucial project. Often you might find yourself feeling guilty about sleeping when you could be working. While it might be our first instinct to work until we drop is this the wisest decision.
Without question the evidence is concert that sleep deprivation is a negative influence on focus and concentration. An article on Forbes has this to say about sleep deprivation and entrepreneurial success, “But all too often, for entrepreneurs and professionals of all levels, those one-time instances of sleep deprivation occur regularly, and start to become a habit. Before you know it, you’re getting four hours of sleep a night, if you’re lucky, and you can’t break free of the cycle. In the short term, you tell yourself this is a good thing—you’re busy, and you don’t have enough time to get a good night’s sleep. But in the long term, sleep deprivation is actually killing your career.”
Below is an interesting info graphic about sleep patterns of highly successful people. This info is provided by HomeArena.
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