Sleep Is Awesome

The Michael Jackson trial is going on in the United States, at the center of it all is Michael’s long-term battle with insomnia (among other ailments).

Sleep deprivation is considered a form of torture which tells you how important it actually is.

That being said, not many people take it seriously as a performance enhancer or inhibitor.*

As a public speaker, I see it all the time at seminars, workshops and events. People drifting off – not because of the content, but because they are dead tired.

They openly acknowledge lack of sleep and on-going fatigue… Yet very few deal with it, claiming there is too much to do, not enough time.

Today, I just wanted to share with you an infographic that is a great reminder of the importance of good, sound sleep.

Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.

All elite athletes recognise the importance of sleep and recovery. There is a balance to be achieved and it’s different for each person and it varies from season to season and at different times in your life. One thing is for sure – it is either enhancing your performance (in business, sport, life) or inhibiting it.

Simple as that.

Think about it – in fact, sleep on it and let me know what you think tomorrow morning.

1 Response to “Sleep Is Awesome”

  • This is excellent advice. I run a company that does high technology R&D in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development and the tempatation is always to push a bit harder and try and get more done.
    But sometimes when a problem is difficult you can get stuck looking for a good solution and the harder you press the less likely you are to get a break through. So we practice a technique that goes like this:
    – stop (or change to something else, something easier)
    – go home
    – have a rest
    – come back refreshed tomorrow
    – execute technical break through

    This fits in with what you have presented here.

    It also helps to stay fit. Studies have also shown that being physically fit increases your memory retention, handling of stress and IQ.

    Ray Keefe
    Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd
    Casey Business of the Year 2010
    Industrial Electronics Future Award 2011
    Award Winning Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development

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