How Better Sleep Habits Can Equal Success

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“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise” is a timeless catchphrase that gives everlasting advice. When we honor our bodies’ needed sleep quantities and align our body with the world’s natural night and day cycles, we prepare ourselves for a more well-rounded well being, and according to recent reports, success as well.

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The Benefits Of Sleep

The world’s top-paid individuals place emphasis on sleep being a key to success. The founder of Bumble, Whitney Wolfe Herd, supports this by saying, “Nothing is more nourishing to your mind, body, and soul than a good night's sleep”. With a net worth of $1.5 billion (USD), her routine sleep schedule seems to produce outstanding results.

Inadequate sleep is correlated with many ills to success. Among them are lower levels of education, anxiety and depression (among other mental health issues), reduced quality of life, and faulty fitness and coordination. Individuals who obtain between 7 and 8 hour of sleep routinely, however, achieve greater success than those who sleep less than 5 hours per night.

Good sleep produces success through a number of ways. First, it improves memory, which is a tremendous aid to both daily activities and highly intellectual endeavors. Second, sufficient sleep enhances problem-solving skills and creativity, offering a boost to creative processes, quick thinking, and ingenuity. Third, it reduces accidents and errors, making each action and task more thorough, accurate, and saving you the time too many of us spend correcting. Fourth, good sleep maintains our health for longer durations, giving the healthy habits we practice now longevity in supporting our well-being. Lastly, sleep improves performance and productivity, backing any career and aiding responsibilities.

The road to better sleep can be paved with difficulty, as non-conducive habits are hard to break, and shifts in routine make more conducive habits hard to commit to. To start, try two practices that have been proven to enhance sleep. First, lessen the amount of alcohol you consume. Studies have shown that more than two servings of alcohol daily decreases the quality of sleep by 39.3%. Second, find a more comfortable mattress. 93% of consumers report that a cozy mattress augments their quality of sleep, and it can do the same for you.

Strive for the scientifically suggested 7 to 8 hours of sleep tonight, and reap the success and benefits that come from taking care of you.

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