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Sleep


Question # 1 How much should we sleep?


If you are between 24 and 64 years of age, get 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night.

https://conversations.actionable.co/thoughts/2018/03/leaders-sleep-well/


Question # 2 Why is it useful to get enough sleep?


Sleep helps learning and memory in 2 ways: 1. A sleep-deprived person cannot focus attention optimally and therefore cannot learn efficiently. 2. Sleep has a role in the consolidation of memory, which is essential for learning new information.

http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/matters/benefits-of-sleep/learning-memory


Sleep is positively correlated with an increase in self control.

https://conversations.actionable.co/thoughts/2018/03/leaders-sleep-well/


Lost sleep impairs decision-making capability and undercuts productivity.

https://hbr.org/2013/11/real-men-go-to-sleep


Sleeping less can lead to  increased rates of heart attacks, strokes, and obesity,  the development of Alzheimer’s,  increases in risk seeking behaviour.

http://institute.swissre.com/research/library/Swiss_Re_SONAR.html


Sleep is negatively correlated with unethical behaviour.

https://conversations.actionable.co/thoughts/2018/03/leaders-sleep-well/


Question # 3 What can we do to sleep better?


Avoid eating 2 hours before going to bed. Why? Because eating activates the flow of blood and sugar in the body – thereby keeping your body and mind alert and awake.

https://hbr.org/2018/02/senior-executives-get-more-sleep-than-everyone-else


An hour before you go to be, dim the lights.

https://hbr.org/2015/08/research-shows-how-anxiety-and-technology-are-affecting-our-sleep


If you cannot sleep, get up and do something. Then go back to bed.

http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2015/06/get-better-sleep/


Next time you cannot sleep, try to stay awake. Then, when you really sense sleep coming over, you can allow yourself to fall asleep.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/finding-new-home/201806/18-simple-practices-help-you-sleep-better


To promote good sleep, exercise regularly.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/finding-new-home/201806/18-simple-practices-help-you-sleep-better


Question for you


To sleep enough and/or to sleep better, what do you want to change in your life?

Sleep  

Research about sleep - including why is it useful to get enough sleep and what can we do to sleep better.

Sleep  

Research about sleep - including why is it useful to get enough sleep and what can we do to sleep better.

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