Are you getting enough…….sleep?
I’ve read one too many articles lately about the habits, rituals and secrets of highly successful people–world leaders and corporate titans. What annoys me is that usually one of their “secrets” is that they sleep an average of far too few hours a night. I’d rather be less successful if it means I get to sleep a little more. It turns out that some of those non-sleepers might even have a genetic mutation resulting in the need for less sleep. I knew it!
Just today, I came across an article in the NY Times that I can totally get behind. It’s titled, “Sleep Is The New Status Symbol“. Finally, some print dedicated to one of my favorite things: a good night’s sleep. The author, Penelope Greene, goes so far as to state that “poor sleep will make you fat and sad, and then will kill you”. These words are validation to those of us who like to log a good eight or nine hours each night.
The article is filled with information about sleep science and sleep technology (gadgets that will help you slumber). But the bottom line is that according to Matthew P. Walker, a professor of neuroscience and psychology and the director of the Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory , “Sleep is the single most effective thing you can do to reset your brain and body.”
If you want to read more, here’s the full article: Sleep is the New Status Symbol
I suggest a nap afterward.