The Importance of Sleep and Success

sleep and success

Internationally, our highest-paid and most successful pioneers, across innumerable industries, prioritize sleep. Aiming to get the medically-suggested 7 to 8 hours of sleep, our role models and leaders claim it as a key to success. Greta Thunberg gets 9 hours, Warren Buffett gets 8, Michelle Obama gets 6, and Tim Cook gets 7 hours of sleep, as each honor their bodies needs and commit to getting each night’s due revitalization.

Poor sleep is costly, both individually and nationally. Each year America sacrifices $411 to lose productivity annually, a subsequent 2.28% reduction in the U.S. GDP, and 1.2 million working days. On a personal level, insufficient sleep increases risk of death by 13%, the chances of getting into a car accident increase by 200%, and the ability to make informed financial decisions is reduced. The implications of sleep deprivation are more impactful than a sleepless night may seem.

Sleep can be improved in a number of ways. For starters, a more comfortable mattress has been proven to better sleep, with 93% of consumers saying it enhances their sleep quality. With the ability to inhibit melatonin by 200%, reducing your use of blue light technologies can pave the way for more restorative sleep. Washing bed sheets more frequently can aid commitment to better sleep, with 73% of adults reporting increased enthusiasm for sleep when snoozing on fresh sheets. Lastly, consuming fewer alcoholic beverages can contribute to a full night’s sleep as two more servings of alcohol dilute sleep quality by 39.3%.

Protect our nation and yourself against the poor effects of inadequate sleep by enjoying your dream time each night and catching as many z’s as you can.

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