Between that late-night show you love and your early morning workouts, it’s easy to come up with excuses to skimp on sleep. Find out why you should make sleep a priority. Believe it or not, it could help you advance your career.
Regardless of what you do for a living, you need to be sharp to advance your career. If you’re not performing well, you can’t make progress toward your career goals. Lack of sleep functions as an anchor holding you back from your potential. Learn how to get more sleep so you can live and work at your best.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that nearly a quarter of the U.S. population doesn’t get enough sleep. Do you know how much you should be getting each night? Adults need around 7-8 hours. If you get up at night to go to the bathroom, tend to a child, deal with snoring or any other interruptions, shave that time off of how much sleep you think you’re getting. Tossing and turning in bed in the dark doesn’t count, either. Your sleep totals may not be as healthy as you thought.
Consider what lack of sleep can do to your body. Not sleeping enough can increase your risk of a variety of health issues, including depression. Chronic sleep issues can raise your risk of cancer, diabetes and obesity. Insufficient sleep also affects your mood and productivity. Some of these risks are long-term, but the truth is, just one bad night’s sleep can put a damper on your entire day. With this in mind, don’t you feel motivated to get more rest?
You’re not a teenager anymore. Pulling an all-nighter won’t get you anything but a headache and a raging bad mood. The best way to prep for a big day of work is to rest your body and mind with a good night’s sleep. Just like eating and working out, sleeping helps to keep your body running smoothly. You need rest to do the things you want to do. Whether you’re a surgeon, a teacher or an artist, you need sleep to succeed. If you operate machinery or a vehicle for work, sleep is especially important for safety.
Commit to giving yourself a better foundation at work. Start improving your sleep tonight. Here are some tips to help you rest:
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