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Sleep for Success!

I have read many trending tweets, articles, blogs and numerous other news sources stating how a lack of sleep causes increased damage to our health, brain cells and business success!

Forbes released an article last week stating how, a “Lack Of Sleep Kills Brain Cells, New Study Shows“, after the Journal of Neuroscience found, staying awake too long destroys the brain cells in mice, and may do the same in humans. But, how much sleep do us humans need?

@UberFacts, Mar 25th, tweeted “People who sleep just 6.5 to 7.5 hours a night tend to live longest”; will this make you change your sleeping routine?

Researchers at the University of Minnesota, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, studied eight high schools in three states before and after they moved to later start times. In results they found that the later a school’s start time, the better off the students were on many measures, including mental health, car crash rates, attendance and, in some schools, grades and standardized test scores. (J.Hoffman, Well, The New York Times, Mar 2014).

Likewise, it is important that we are getting the amount of sleep we need, and at certain times. These statements support the fact that sleep affects our intelligence, life expectancy and productivity!

As an intern student, I am always on the lookout for new theories, techniques and/or practices that will help me on my path to become healthier, more productive and more successful!

The reasons why I am always on the lookout for new theories, techniques and/or practices:

Health: Your body is a reflection of your lifestyle. You make one first impression.

Productivity: The greater you feel, the greater you perform. Exceed expectation!

Success: You learn from your mistakes. Self-determination is the key!

Did you find this blog insightful? Will you be changing your sleeping pattern after reading this blog? Maybe you have already thought about changing your sleeping pattern?