On the topic of sleep, no person seems to know what the implications of oversleeping or sleep deprivation are. The general public just seems to believe that 8 hours is the exact number of hours one should sleep, but numerous people in the world seem to function on only a few hours of sleep per night. Many extremely successful people seem to be sleeping less and surviving, with numerous sleeping 5 hours or less each night. These include presidents, CEO’s, and billionaires. This leaves many wondering how do they do it.
The science behind sleeping
No two people are the same and therefore one really can’t say for sure how much sleep is ideal for you. For some people, they cannot function with less than 8 hours of sleep per night, while for others, 6 hours of sleep for a night is a treat. The only person that knows you best is you, so listen to your body and determine for yourself how much sleep you need each night.
Sleep for success
Research repetitively shows us that more sleep is one consistent pattern for successful people. More sleep means more energy and people that get healthy amounts of sleep each night usually benefit with more success in their daily life. The majority of healthy, successful people are very organized and have a routine lifestyle. While there are outliers, like the world presidents who can survive on 5 hours of sleep each night, the majority of successful people are sleeping comfortably at night each night.
Planning your day and being prepared for life to come at you starts with a good night’s rest. With sleep, your brain can function to its fullest and help you make smart decisions. Without it, you are bound to work less effectively and possibly, make worse decisions.
Next time you are up all night playing poker online, calculate your earnings and consider how much more your chips would be if you had more rest. Sleep more, play better online poker.